CPD Research Director James Whelan has been published in CPSU’s The Works Autumn 2012 Issue (page 13), outlining his pending report ‘Big Society and Australia’. The report, which can be downloaded here from 30/5/2012, presents a comprehensive analysis of David Cameron’s Big Society policies and programs in the UK and the alarming parallels with certain trends in Australia – like the widespread obsession with budget surpluses, and the habit of outsourcing public services without safeguarding the public interest.
In Australia’s increasing uncertain political environment, it is vitally important that our community learns as much as it can about the Big Society, in order to participate in a democratic discussion about the public service and its place in Australian society.
Change can happen faster than you think – help us seize the moment and point to the alternatives. Add your voice to ours!