Lenore Taylor | Sydney Morning Herald, 18 August 2012

The pain behind the plan of Abbott’s Mr Fixit

SMH National Affairs Correspondent interviews Big Society ‘architect’ Blond, drawing on CPD research

Lenore Taylor’s interview with Phillip Blond investigated the failings of David Cameron’s implementation of his Big Society ideas in the UK, combined as it was with “uninnovative” public sector cuts, and possible implications for Australia.

Phillip Blond, director of British think tank ResPublica, says his ideas for a ”Big Society” can deliver big savings through a much smaller bureaucracy, while improving rather than taking away services… And for the Coalition, that’s like a magic formula that can help its budget add up without the political risk. Which might explain why Blond appears to have the ear of the Coalition.

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