The Good Society Policy Network was launched by the Glebe Justice Centre as a new initiative.We are working with Eva Cox and a small committed team to create a platform that promotes alternative policy, intended to influence federal decision-makers when Parliament resumes in 2016.
And so, we invite you to join the Good Society Policy Network and make a difference! The initial contact form is on the Glebe Justice Centre site
The Good Society Network is not aligned to any political party, though individual members may be. The aim is to broaden political debates on current social policy issues, to ensure that we include agenda items that create a more civil society. We want to ensure the inclusion of policies that create social well-being, fairness and the common good, as many of these areas are either overlooked or badly in need of new thinking and change.
We welcome all levels of involvement with the Good Society Policy Network. For those who wish to contribute to policy development, please provide your contact details on the Glebe Justice Centre form. You will then receive an emailed link to a fuller form on their site for more information so we can work out where you will fit in.
Once we have an idea of how you want to be involved, we will register you on this site. If you are already registered you can access the vaious policy forms when you login, on the right hand menu, or create your own on the User menu.
Australia has a trust deficit and it seems to be getting worse. Some early media stories signal that this election is not very welcome, because fewer see the political system as able to fix the problems we are facing.
There was a 1970s badge that declared:
Women who want equality with men lack ambition.
This statement neatly sums up the broad intentions of second-wave feminists to create radical shifts of gender power. On International Women’s Day 2016, looking back, I suggest we failed to pursue that agenda and settled for much less. We achieved formal legal equality over the subsequent decade, but moving past that into wider social equity changes seems definitely to have stalled.
Our forum is coming soon.