Respect and acceptance is our message to Muslim Australians. Hijabs are as welcome as Akubras. Any vision for Australia should welcomes the Muslim community and encourages it to respect our heritage and enrich it with theirs.
No one word defines more what Australia stands for than Commonwealth – think about it, Common Wealth, shared prosperity, equal opportunity, a fair go. This has been our heritage and, god willing, it will be our future.
As we stand now, we are part of a family of nations who value friendship and fairness and that's where we should stay. Any move to go it alone as a republic would be a backwards step. We have so many privileges as a Commonwealth country and so much that we can contribute back into this community.
We propose nothing less than the roll out of a New National Identity. We need to reinvent ourselves and as a nation of people known for getting the job done. We propose that Australia become known as The Can-Do Country. Forget being the lucky country or even thinking we're the clever country, if we want to be competitive on the world stage in any single field you care to name, then it's all about getting in and getting the job done.
Candoness needs to become our new national ethos.
We believe in a small Australia. Not small in ambition, achievement or greatness, not small in vastness, toughness or determination but literally, small in population. We dispute the notion that population growth is imperative for national prosperity. Australia faces a choice, become boutique nation of excellence or a bloated nation of mediocrity. Growths doesn’t to mean bigger, it can just as legitimately mean better.
We propose that Australians decide now by way of national referendum, what we want the population of our country to be in the year 2060 year.
The vision of reconciliation is a complex and sensitive matter and one of this countries most important national responsibilities.
We believe true reconciliation requires the recognition of an aboriginal nation.
We see the indigenous nation as being a nation within a nation. Sovereign to a point with independent values, beliefs and governance but not to the extent of independent laws, currency or geography. In the sense that we acknowledge aboriginal people as the traditional owners of this land we see the same circumstances applicable to the formal recognition of an indigenous nation.
Mining has enriched our nation but, the days of digging everything up and selling it overseas are coming to an end. What will our next new foundational industry be? Why aren’t we thinking and exploring this as a national priority.
One latent industry for Australia must surely be our unique ecology. So much of the infrastructure is already in place, the landscaping complete. It has been for about a million years and the world wants to see it. Untouched, raw and the way it’s been for ever.
Prosperity for this nation lies in protecting what we already have rather than digging it up and selling it. I see great industry and untapped opportunity in sharing our red deserts, watching our great white sharks and setting the global standard that defines, clean, green and pristine.
Just so you know, this blog is a SUMMARY ONLY of the ideas we stand for. Vision for Australia (currently) has limited resources to research and write about the many topics it believes are important to the future of Australia. If you believe a particular subject is of importance to the future of Australia and you’d be interested in making a contribution, we’d welcome hearing from you. We welcome your comments here on our blog and our Facebook Page. You can email us directly here.
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