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About Bob Simpson

Bob is project manager of The Australian Media Engagement Project (AMEP). He believes that ethical and independent journalists are vital to the continuing freedom of Australian citizens. You could argue that In recent decades media organisations have subtly subverted journalism to their own private commercial interests, and away from an integrated sense of fairness, well being and shared prosperity in Australian society, especially for the disempowered. AMEP aims to change general media narratives towards greater fairness, well being and shared prosperity in Australia.

Peninsula Voice – depression among young people on the Peninsula

AMEP focuses on how human flourishing and well-being are nourished by any media narrative flowing through to Australians; through excellent journalism and storytelling. Mind you, we think human flourishing and well-being is an inside-out formation; not, top-down politics. It takes … Continue reading

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Victorian Public expenditure – breaking through dark mystique

In AMEP, our thesis is that the majority of Australians want unity, harmony, fairness, well being, and a ‘fair’ share of our national prosperity; all elements of human flourishing. The Victorian government even has a plan to achieve ‘well-being’ among … Continue reading

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Victorian public expenditure – effect on Cities outside Melbourne

In the previous article about ‘integrity and accountability on Victorian public expenditure for 2016/2017’, I said there were only a few ways to keep actual expenditure in line with budgeted projections. Don’t spend planned expenditure, Work to receive higher tax … Continue reading

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Integrity and accountability on Victorian public expenditure in 2016/2017

How many leaders would read another’s thoughts on ‘integrity and accountability on Victorian public expenditure in 2016/2017’? Digest them! Reflect on them! Then, as a social responsibility, act to improve governance of government for the benefit of more and more … Continue reading

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Judgement is vital for human and social flourishing

Recently, I attended an event sponsored by Accountability Round Table about evaluation of programs proposed by our democratic parliaments for Australian citizens. The speaker was Peter Baume, retired federal minister, who served in the Senate from 1974-1991. In his speech he made … Continue reading

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Tabcorp’s murky Cambodian adventure

Is this the type of business Australians want Australian business Boards and management to be about? We think this reporting by Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Michael Bachelard, Daniel Quinlan of Fairfax is what journalism needs to be about: if Australian … Continue reading

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Dark forces of rotting structures, processes and policies!

Dark forces of rotting structures, processes and policies! We need a new media narrative in Australia! Continue reading

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Why no resolution to big problems?

A Turkish journalist, threatened with imprisonment if he returns home, observed that Australian journalists did not challenge our Australian government about a “Chinese invasion” of Australia, in “education” and through “investment”. Shortly before, I’d walked to his event through the … Continue reading

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