Politics & Social Change
Restoring a deeper commitment to justice and citizenship for all will demand radical personal, social and political change.
Citizenship in a Decent Society
Simon Duffy sets out the challenge that treating each other as citizenship sets to a society that aims to be decent
Connection Not Inclusion
Carl Poll explains the subtle but important difference between connecting and including
The Rise of the Meritocracy
Michael Young's classic attack on the arrogance and thoughtlessness of our meritocracy and failure to understand the breadth and diversity of human values.
Radical Hope: Education and Equality in Australia
Noel Pearson describes how educational reform has failed for aboriginal people and makes the case for welfare reform based upon igniting self-interest.
Development from Within
Varun Vidyarthi and Patricia Wilson explore the power of group reflection for achieving sustainable change in all forms of human development
Shift to Citizenship Model
This image shows the fundamental shift in thinking required to reform public services within the welfare state - from a professional gift to citizenship model
Conditions to Work
The debate about conditionality in work and the benefits system is confusing and this does not help us build systems that encourage work and contribution.
Citizenship & Professional Gift Models
The Citizenship Model is a new paradigm for public services where support is treated as an entitlement which can be shaped and driven by the citizen instead of as a professionally.
Conditional Resource Entitlement
An Individual Budget is an entitlement that is subject to some controls or conditionality.
Co-production means citizens and professionals working together to produce the best outcomes.
Real Wealth is what it takes to build a good life. This is not just money - it is much broader.
Decision-Making in Health
When our life is threatened and real expertise offers us some possibility of extending or improving our life then it makes sense to share control with appropriate professionals.