Is inequality growing in Australia? If so, will it allow Australia to flourish?

Our call to action is, “We want to help as many Australians as possible to flourish; personally, in their communities, and as the Nation as a whole!” What AMEP can do, directly, is to push for a media narrative that supports this whole idea.

Equality, fairness and justice are key elements of flourishing!

So, an article in The Conversation about how universities make inequality worse interested me. Through this I followed links to this video that discussed at length a new book, “Inequality – What can be done!” by distinguished UK economist Sir Anthony Atkinson.

It’s worth reviewing for its many insights on public policy, cynicism, causing political shifts, etc.

In another sphere, I’m talking with others about known, massive, intractable,  unresolved social problems within the Australian political process; seemingly through human hopelessness or cynicism. One example is the massive numbers of dissociated children and young people throughout Australia with no sustainable sense of relational identity, meaning and purpose for life, connection with others, and sense of belonging. Another is a growing perception of corruption in our political process, causing a deadening loss of public trust in our elected representatives; and, transfer of power to vested interests, away from Australian citizens.

Yet, there are creative elders and leaders in this country who, with the goodwill of public opinion, can solve big, monstrous problems.

How then, can we bring the right resources together to heal the deep pain,  which is destroying Australians, their families and communities, and Australia, by stealth?


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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