Relational AND Economic Development

AMEP campaigns for increasing fairness, well being and shared prosperity in Australian society. We believe for this to happen “relational development” needs to rank ahead of, and be served by “economic development” in Australian social policy settings.

For AMEP “relational development” means ‘the preservation and strengthening of the personal and community relationships (particularly for the disempowered) that support flourishing lives, flourishing communities  and a flourishing Australian society’.

Also, we believe stable and increasing economic wealth is a vital element to support “relational development”. We believe the real value of economic success is to underpin flourishing lives in flourishing communities, for a flourishing Australian society; and to be a good global neighbour.

Our Australian democracy is presently begging for elected political representatives of all views to raise ‘relational development’ high in the mindsets of policy developers, legislators, judiciary, law enforcers and journalists; higher than ‘the economy’. Economic development needs to transcend selfish vested interest, and work for public benefit.



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.
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