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In the wake of last year’s Federal election, we published a book of policy ideas. More Than Luck: Ideas Australia needs now is both a collection of ideas for citizens who want real change and a to-do list for politicians looking to base public policies on the kind of future Australia needs. It’s a book filled with the practical steps we can take to share this country’s good luck amongst all Australians – now and in the future.

“Ideas in Australia have traditionally been looked on as an endangered species, their manner steadily diminishing under the assault of sports and shock jocks and surviving only in protected habitats like the universities and the ABC. With More Than Luck, the prized Centre for Policy Development is now making a determined effort to release them back into the wild. It’s a tough world out there, but with this book the CPD is launching ideas that combine conscience, intellect and survival smarts. May they breed and multiply. Australia needs the CPD now more than ever.”
Denis Moriarty, Managing Director of Our Community

And now, thanks to support from many of you, the book has been distributed to politicians and is available to buy online.

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  • Douglas Jones

    the book is indeed interesting and worthwhile. May I offer two observations.
    1 In my view the role of the media informing accurately rather than misinforming is not highlighted yet surely an informed electorate is essential even in a country where winning political power seems more important than the commonwealth.
    2 I enjoyed most essays but I wonder why Ian McAuley while making a good case for the essential manufacturing industry for our well being and table 1 is striking he does not suggest possible industries. Alternate energy is anobvious one Fiona Armstrong devotes the last part of her essay to this.

    There remains the problem of voting being an emotive response for many and whilst it is apparent that more than I beleived inform themselves this questiion of electoral response is not considered for its role in democracy. A case in poiint is Asylum seekers, number small, demonstrated danger of terrorism near zero, moral stance mostly ignored, prime causes unaddressed (war persercution including the American desire forits century) yet Abbot will make a meal of this minor recent problem provoking fear and nurturing the character inherant in humans of being suspicious of diffderence.