With restrictions lifting and borders re-opening, the last six or so weeks have felt like a camera re-focusing. A shift that’s been defined by the injection of great distance and new adventures with special company.
Hear the perspectives of Melburnians at the Queen Victorian Market as they look ahead to 2031 and peep beyond COVID-19.
Kim McRae offers a very different perspective of how disability is understood, some of the key contrasts that exist in Central Australia and the persisting connection between disability and poverty. Have a listen.
Central Australia is part of the country that I think we could benefit from a much closer understanding. Its future will say a lot about the type of country that Australians call home in 2031.
In my conversation with Ben Bland, Director of the Lowy Institute's Southeast Asia Project, we look at how Australia is positioning itself in Southeast Asia, what this means in terms of foreign relations and the big question for this episode: how will Australia engage with South East Asia in 2031? Have a listen!
On this edition of Imagining Australia, I spoke with three individuals who have made it their life’s work to push for changes in how Australia interacts with the environment. All of my guests tap into themes of love, responsibility and political change to find a level of hopefulness about what sort of shift is possible. Have a listen.
I make the case that in 2031 a thriving economy is one where the well-being of the community is at the heart of planning and decision making.
While many inconsistencies remain, there is hope that a more diverse face of Australia will eventually put to rest ambivalence and misdirection in Canberra.