If we want the space to wonder and dream, we have to be able to find some hope in the future.
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.
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.
My guests on this first edition of ‘Imagining Australia’ paint a picture of a more open country where discussions about mental health are normalised, where ‘treatment’ is community minded and those who are most vulnerable receive coordinated care.