Friday 3 March 2016.
I found this list by Michael John Deller on Facebook. It’s serious but in a quirky sort of way he is suggesting what he would do if he were leading the nation.
At first I thought it was a bit over the top but then I thought there are probably what I shall call “leader’s lists” inside everyone’s head. I would, for the sake of discussion, ask that you might add some of your own priorities to Michael’s list or comment on his. It’s all open for discussion.
You might say no 16 is a stupid idea or I agree with No7. Anyway, as I said, it’s all open for discussion. I don’t agree with everything but it’s a better list than the IPA’s.
1 Triple bottom line accounting mandatory.
2 Full freedom of information, NO exception.
3 Full referendum before deployment of any forces, advisors included.
4 Secret ballot in all chambers of governance.
5 Truth in All media, Punitive fines applicable.
6 A Constitution setting out Rights and Duties.
7 Taxation based on every entity, religious included,
as per the individual.
8 Any public servant found to be engaged in malfeasance to suffer the full force of the law.
9 All senior public servants to be fully audited.
10 Removal of politician’s pensions. Period.
11 A super profits tax.
12 Punitive taxation to scale up over 10 times the basic wage.
12 Judges to be retired after 65.
13 Removal of all subsidies from government to private sector.
14 Removal of subsidies to private schools.
15 Removal of subsidies to private health insurance.
16 Decriminalisation of all drugs.
17 All enforcement officers to be body crammed at start of work and all enforcement places of work to be crammed and streamed.
18 CSIRO to be charged with making the Nation ready for the coming environmental collapse.
19 The removal of pesticides and agricultural chemicals from the food chain.
20 Full indexation of welfare payments.
21 Implementation of Public housing with the goal of shelter for all.
22 The removal of cost shifting and tax shifting.
23 Every shred of DNA upon this continent and its shelves to be protected, NO exception.
24 Full audit of biodiversity and directed force to ensue failing populations of any groups to be reinvigorated.
25 All food imports whether finished or as ingredient to be batch tested as per safety and the definition of purity to be vigorously enforced.
26 Nationalisation of all gas fields and ban the export of all energy sources, coal, gas, uranium.
27 Mandated National goal to be zero carbon footprint, certainly by 2050.
28 Mandated renewable power grid by 2040.
29 Full rights and protections for ALL animals.
Nobody has an ownership of ideas. Feel free to add your own or discuss others.
My thought for the day
“The exchange and intellectual debate of ideas needs to be re energised and it is incumbent on everyone to become involved”
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