Into the future : the neglect of the long term in Australian politics. /
By: Marsh, Ian
Contributor(s): Yencken, DavidSeries: Public interest seriesPublisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Collaboration in conjunction with Black Inc. 2004Description: 89 pISBN: 9781863953252; 1863953256Subject(s): Political Planning | Australia Politics And Government - 21st Century | Right And Left (political Science) | Australia Foreign Relations | Australia Economic Policy | Australia Social Policy | Democracy | Governance | Public Opinion | Decision Making | Forecasting | Australian Council Of Social Service (acoss) | Australian Conservation Foundation (acf) | Australian Consumers Association (aca) | Australian Council For International Development | Federation Of Ethnic Communities Councils Of Australia | National Council Of Churches In Australia | Trust For Young AustraliansDDC classification: 320.0994 MAR
Bibliography: p. 85-87 Australian Collaboration is a collaboration of seven national community organisations.
The authors examine Australia s current capacity to analyse long-term trends and to develop informed public opinion about them. They note increasing cynicism about politics and politicians, related to the major parties failure to work together for the nation s long-term benefit. Finally they propose a range of solutions, which include extending the role of the Parliament and its Committee systems.