A recent news story shows that there is hope for Australia's democracy. “ When we see every day such deep flaws and inequality in the US model of democracy - it is important that Australia shows that our model of democracy is different, that our model of democracy is inclusive, that our model of democracy is transparent.“ Read more here: Inclusive, Transparent, Different .
Next week I'm involved in supporting the facilitator of a meeting of Australian and Chinese thought leaders.
We are meeting to discuss a pathway to lobby Australian government to mitigate the racist, xenophobic and McCarthy 'reds under the bed' style of approach of some members of the Australian senate, towards Australia-China bilateral trade relationships. Read more here .
AUSTRALIA FIRST!! Can our Federal Government take the most obvious step to repairing relations with China, the most obvious step to boosting our beleaguered education sector? Will they listen to the experts such as epidemiologist Professor Tony Blakely from the University of Melbourne?
"We need to seriously consider taking in international students again — who after all come from very low-risk countries most of the time, for example, China, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea" - Prof. Blakely. Read full post here.