There is a well-known saying that it takes a whole village to raise a child, but perhaps it is even more true to say that it takes a whole village to care for our older people.
If you’ve read the news lately, you might have seen stories on the cost of housing in Australia and calls for it to be more affordable. This is because owning a home is becoming more of a nightmare than a dream for many Australians.
In Australia, accountability is under the spotlight. But it is not just governments and public sector organisations that need to provide accurate and sufficient information about their decisions and activities - organisations and individuals are also increasingly expected to be transparent.
Caring well for disadvantaged people in Australia is an aspiration that is yet to be fully realised
To build an inclusive, sustainable and healthy community, employment is key.
Effective healthcare doesn’t just happen. It is the result of deliberate efforts to improve the system.
Government effectiveness is fundamental to the health of a democracy both in terms of providing material security for all its citizens and maintaining popular trust and faith in political institutions.
As we go about our daily lives, each decision we make can close off options for future generations, or expand them.
Society requires that honesty, in all its aspects, be treasured, protected and practiced. If people were not generally honest, agreements would often fall through, and we would not know what to expect from each other.
According to economists, economic growth is important because it allows living standards to rise and more people to find jobs. While the benefits don’t always get distributed evenly, it is generally seen as a starting point for improving household incomes.