Help us launch CPD’s first-ever hard-copy book!

More Than Luck: Ideas Australia needs now | Book Launch

When: Friday November 26th 2010 at 6:00pm

Where: Berkelouw Books Newtown, 6-8 O’Connell Street, Newtown

Who: Maxine McKew, John Hewson & John Menadue

“Politics is not a horse race, but if you’re anything like me and you’re only just recovering from the ‘mule-trading’ vibe of election 2010, More Than Luck is a brilliant place to restore your faith. What sweet relief to find a collection of words, sentences, pages, chapters, a whole book that reminds us of the possibility these current times offer us.”
– Clare Bowditch, Musician

Australian politics is broken. Carefully targeted talking points and deliberate ambiguity may help win elections, but it is no way to run a country. To address our myriad of complex challenges we need vision and policy proposals that won’t fall apart as soon as the press conference is over.

We asked 25 leading Australian policy thinkers and researchers to come up with creative, ambitious and achievable ideas for change. More Than Luck: Ideas Australia needs now illustrates what is needed to share this country’s good luck amongst all Australians – now and in the future. It 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 Australians really want.

“It’s time for Australia to show that we are not just a lucky country but a country that knows how to make our luck last.”

– Mark Davis & Miriam Lyons, Editors, More Than Luck

More Than Luck is a book which citizens who want to hear about policy ideas beyond the sound-bytes cannot afford miss.

Order your copy of More Than Luck now.

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