Who speaks for and protects the public interest in Australia?


If you have wondered whether the public interest (the welfare and wellbeing of the whole population) is being ignored by successive governments which seem more more focussed on internal politics and vested interests than the common good, then this collection of short sharp essays by 39 leading Australian thinkers and agents of change is for you.

Ranging across the political system and touching on a variety of issues including how we measure the public interest, climate and the environment, Indigenous futures, refugees and asylum seekers, inequality, education and early childcare, it concludes with discussion on how to fund the public interest and explores new forms of democratic engagement.

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