Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Be like Iceland. Australia can be a 'great southern land'.

There is a real sense of futility in the community. It was noticeable when I was campaigning last year. While the anger & frustration is warranted generally, we do have options. We don't have to accept what our MPs & Senators serve up. We know that there is corruption in and around our parliament. We know that there are inappropriate relationships with donors & government contractors. We know that many very ordinary politicians are being gifted roles they don't deserve. In some instances, we can see how they have got the rewards they are so blatant. We can see the authorities that should be the providers of political oversight have been slowly scuttled over decades with appointments & all sorts of intimidation. Our political system is recognised as one of the more corrupt systems in the world today & it hasn't even been properly investigated. Our system is far worse than Iceland's was.

                                                                       

We should be looking at what they did as inspiration. A catalyst for change in Australia. We could do the same and more. Install an interim government. Become a republic. Investigate corruption. Fund the services society requires. Re-nationalise our bank. Reduce government interference in people's lives. Ensure the corporations pay their taxes by modifying their tax system. Introduce an ASX tax of 0.25% to help get the national debt heading towards balance. Build & retain ownership of all new infrastructure.                

Stop companies that are pillaging our nation's resources. Invest in education. Work on reducing welfare without negativity. Try & lift the living standards & opportunities for those who struggle. Find solutions to issues today instead of leaving them for future generations. So much is possible if we find the right people.
I am sure we could put together a team of diversely talented people to solve the many issues that are snowballing under our current system & representation. What happened in Iceland was the will of the people. It wasn't violent. It just required the engagement of the people.