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2 November 2021

Media article by ACFP's Founder, Bronwyn Kelly, on what an effective plan for stopping global heating would include.

This article sets out four essential sets of strategies for a federal government to deal with climate change. None of them are about relying on technology to allow us to continue to use fossil fuels. We will never reach net zero with Scott Morrison's plan. His is not "the Australian way". Read the full article here. And find details of the Australia Together plan for fixing climate change here.

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15 October 2021

Media article by ACFP's Founder, Bronwyn Kelly, on News Corp's misinformation on emissions reduction targets.

This article explains how the Murdoch media is attempting to perpetrate a new fraud on Australians about climate change. It also shows that the world needs to adopt a carbon emissions budget because we are perilously close to climate catastrophe. Read the full article here.

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13 September 2021

Launch of a petition to the Prime Minister demanding that Australia lead the world at COP26 to stop global heating

The COP26 meeting in Glasgow in November is a make-or-break meeting for climate change. Negotiators need a new framework to share responsibility fairly for keeping temperature rises below 1.5 degrees Celsius. And Australia needs to shift from being among the least cooperative nations to being a leader in stopping global heating. We can do this. Sign the petition here.  

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4 September 2021

Launch of Episode 2, Part 1
What is National Integrated Planning & Reporting?

Episode 2 of "What is National Integrated Planning & Reporting?" comes in three parts. In this first part we look at the origins of Integrated Planning & Reporting, introduce its eight elements and explain the first four elements:

  1. Open genuine community engagement,

  2. A Vision for Australia Together;

  3. Safe Directions towards the Vision, and

  4. Integrated Targets and Strategies.

See how these form the basis of a long term national plan that Australians can build together. View Episode 2, Part 1 here: 37 minutes.

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4 September 2021

Launch of Episode 3
What is National Integrated Planning & Reporting?

In this third and final episode of "What is National Integrated Planning & Reporting?", Dr Kelly shows how we can get efficiencies and opportunities from long term integrated planning that we cannot get from any other activity within our election cycles and democratic processes.She sets out how it can help us rise above politics and set our own powerful agenda for the nation's future and she discusses why we should grab the opportunity of National Integrated Planning & Reporting before it's too late. View Episode 3 here: 51 minutes.

 

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30 May 2021

Media article by ACFP's Founder, Bronwyn Kelly, on how democracy can be fixed if we plan together

View the full article as it appeared in Pearls and Irritations. Hint: the secret is to get together and develop an inclusive, integrated plan for the nation we want to become and use it to instruct our politicians on what we want and how we prefer to get it. That plan is called "Australia Together".  Check out the starting draft of the plan here

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12 February 2021

Media article by ACFP's Founder, Bronwyn Kelly, on twelve points to help save quality journalism and democracy.

View the full article as it appeared in Pearls and Irritations. Hint: the list of twelve things we can do to save quality journalism does not include the ACCC's ill-conceived News Media Bargaining Code. 

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1 February 2021

ACFP's Founder's speech to the Senate Economics Committee on legislation for the News Media Mandatory Bargaining Code

View Dr Kelly's speech to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee and the supporting kit. This legislation for a mandatory Code puts consumers and democracy last and media moguls first.

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31 December 2020

Launch of Episode 4 Part 2

The State of Australia in 2020

This videocast series covers twenty of the critical issues Australians need to solve before 2030 if we are to arrive safely in 2050. Click here to view Episode 4 Part 2 which covers Issue 10 - Fractious International Relations.

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16 December 2020

Launch of Episode 4 Part 3

The State of Australia in 2020

This videocast series covers twenty of the critical issues Australians need to solve before 2030 if we are to arrive safely in 2050. Click here to view Episode 4 Part 3 which covers Issue 11 - Corporate Irresponsibility.

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9 November 2020

Launch of Episode 3

The State of Australia in 2020

This videocast series covers twenty of the critical issues Australians need to solve before 2030 if we are to arrive safely in 2050. Click here to view Episode 3 which covers Issue 6 - Our outmoded and failing Constitution; Issue 7 - Loss of rights, open governance and transparency; and Issue 8: Declining participation in democracy. 

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18 October 2020

Launch of Episode 6 Part 2

The State of Australia in 2020

Click here to view Episode 6 Part 2 which covers Australia's climate policy failures and our options for arriving safely in 2050 with minimal climate damage and the strongest possible economy.

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12 September 2020

Launch of Episode 1

The State of Australia in 2020

Click here to view Episode 1 which outlines the top twenty issues Australia needs to resolve by 2030 if we are to arrive safely in 2050 with an acceptable degree of wellbeing and security.

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28 October 2021

Media article by ACFP's Founder, Bronwyn Kelly, on how net zero by 2050 is no good deal for the planet.

This article shows how close we are to planetary catastrophe from climate change - perhaps as close as three years away. Read the full article here.

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29 September 2021

This video explains how close the world is to irreversible climate change and how adoption of a global carbon budget of 235 billion tonnes is likely to give the world its last chance to stop global heating. Watch the video to find out how at COP26 we still stop global heating by 2030.

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4 September 2021

Launch of new starting draft of Australia Together - Issue No. 3

The third issue of the starting draft of Australia Together is available here. It contains 17 new Targets and Strategies to help Australia towards a better future by 2050 or sooner. Issue No. 3 brings the total Targets and Strategies for Australia Together to over 220. This issue contains ambitious Strategies and Targets for climate change prevention. View the full plan.

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4 September 2021

Launch of Episode 2, Part 2
What is National Integrated Planning & Reporting?

In this second part of Episode 2 of "What is National Integrated Planning & Reporting?", ACFP's Founder Bronwyn Kelly explains how we can use National IP&R to plan the long term financial sustainability of a major part of our national economy - taxation revenues and expenditures. This covers element No. 5 - long term national financial planning with community involvement, which gives Australians their first opportunity to have a say in how their taxes are raised and spent. It gives them a say in building the federal budget so that we can finance a wonderful future at the lowest long run cost. View Episode 2, Part 2 here: 40 minutes.

 

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22 July 2021

Media article by ACFP's Founder, Bronwyn Kelly, on how we can build a civil revival using National Integrated Planning & Reporting

View the full article as it appeared in Pearls and Irritations. National IP&R can give our public servants a much needed helping hand.

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18 May 2021

Video Launch of Australia Together, Australia's first national community futures plan

View this introduction to what Australia Together is. It’s Australia’s first national community-driven plan for a better future. It explains how we can build it together.

51 minutes on YouTube.

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7 February 2021

Full video of ACFP's appearance before the Senate Committee on the legislation for the News Media Mandatory Bargaining Code

View the full video of ACFP's Founder, Dr Bronwyn Kelly, in appearance before the Senate Economics Legislation Committee on 1 February 2021.

Check out the kit of evidence provided to senators showing that news businesses are not in crisis in Australia and that there is no bargaining power imbalance held by Google and Facebook over news businesses.

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18 January 2021

ACFP's Submission on legislation for the News Media Mandatory Bargaining Code

View ACFP's written submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee here on the Government's Mandatory Code to make Google and Facebook subsidise the Murdoch and Nine news businesses. The Code is not designed to support a healthy diversity of news businesses or journalism in Australia. 

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11 December 2020

ACFP's Video Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Media Diversity in Australia

ACFP's submission to the Senate Inquiry into Media Diversity in Australia is presented by its Founder, Dr Bronwyn Kelly. She explores the facts about how far the Morrison government has gone to favour Murdoch by introducing an anti-competitive News Media Bargaining Code and how this attacks our democracy. Watch the video submission here

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20 November 2020

Launch of Episode 6 Part 1

The State of Australia in 2020

This videocast series covers twenty of the critical issues Australians need to solve before 2030 if we are to arrive safely in 2050. Click here to view Episode 6 Part 1 which covers Issue 15 - Environmental Decline.

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1 November 2020

Launch of Episode 5

The State of Australia in 2020

This videocast series covers twenty of the critical issues Australians need to solve before 2030 if we are to arrive safely in 2050. Click here to view Episode 5 which covers the economic issues: Issue 12 - Economic decline; Issue 13 - Loss of public ownership of assets and services; Issue 14: Inertia in transition to decarbonisation. 

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30 September 2020

Launch of Essay

ACCC's Anti-competitive Code: A threat to democracy

Click here to read ACFP's Founder Bronwyn Kelly's essay on Prospects for journalism, the free information market and democracy in Australia under the ACCC's News Media Bargaining Code

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9 June 2020

Click here to view the video launch of Australian Community Futures Planning.

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22 October 2021

Submission of petition and an Open Letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison on climate change.

This open letter to the Prime Minister shows how the Morrison government still has an opportunity to lead Australia with decency. Read the Open Letter, including the petition demanding that Australia lead the world at COP26 to stop global heating.

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13 September 2021

Launch of Snapshots from Australia Together - Episode 1, A plan for fixing climate change

This is Episode 1 in ACFP's new series, Snapshots from Australia Together. This series showcases suites of Targets and Strategies in Australia Together that deal with particular issues. This first episode focuses on Strategies to fix climate change. Watch the full episode here.

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4 September 2021

Launch of Episode 1
What is National Integrated Planning & Reporting?

In this series ACFP explains how National IP&R works to help Australians build the most wonderful future. In Episode 1, we show:

  • why National IP&R is necessary at this critical time in Australia,

  • how it can help us organise our plans and tell leaders what we want, and

  • how it is a game changer in the way power is shared in democracy.

By watching this series, Australians can begin to master this easy process for taking more control of our lives and futures and leaving a better world for future generations. View Episode 1 here: 30 minutes.

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4 September 2021

Launch of Episode 2, Part 3
What is National Integrated Planning & Reporting?

In this last part of Episode 2 of "What is National Integrated Planning & Reporting?", Dr Kelly explains the last three elements of National IP&R:

  • Element No. 6 - open and transparent communication channels,

  • Element No. 7 - the Australia Together National Wellbeing Index, and

  • Element no. 8 - the End of Term Report.

These are the elements that allow us to integrate our Strategies so that they speed us safely to our preferred future. They are also key to our ability to:

  • form a new social contract with future generations and with elected leaders, and

  • hold governments to account for delivering what matters most to us in all our diversity.

View Episode 2, Part 3 here: 47 minutes.

 

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1 July 2021

Launch of the new issue of Australia Together - Issue No. 2

The second issue of the starting draft of Australia Together is available here. It contains 21 new Targets and Strategies to help Australia towards a better future by 2050 or sooner. Issue No. 2 brings the total Targets and Strategies for Australia Together to over 200. View the full plan.

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18 May 2021

ACFP launches Australia Together, Australia's first national community futures plan and wellbeing index

Read the starting draft of Australia's first long term national plan for a better society, environment, economy and democracy.

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5 February 2021

ACFP's supplementary submission to the Senate Economics Committee on legislation for the News Media Mandatory Bargaining Code

View ACFP's supplementary submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee. This News Media Bargaining Code can expose the Commonwealth to significant legal risk.

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10 January 2021

Launch of Episode 7

The State of Australia in 2020

This videocast series covers twenty of the critical issues Australians need to solve before 2030 if we are to arrive safely in 2050. Click here to view Episode 7 which covers Issue 17 on Australians' declining health and safety at home, Issue 18 on declining educational attainment , Issue 19 on the decline in our quality of life and social cohesion and Issue 20 on declining wellbeing and happiness.

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11 December 2020

View ACFP's written submission here. Find out how the media concentration in Australia can get worse under the ACCC's News Media Bargaining Code, how we can prevent this and how Australia can take world-leading role in community engagement for collaborative development of a regulatory framework for the information market in the digital age.  

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17 November 2020

Launch of Episode 4 Part 1

The State of Australia in 2020

This videocast series covers twenty of the critical issues Australians need to solve before 2030 if we are to arrive safely in 2050. Click here to view Episode 4 Part 1 which covers Issue 9 - Unethical governance.

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21 October 2020

Media article on the gigantic hole in the 2020/21 federal budget and how to fix it.

Click here to view this article on how federal policy on climate change is creating a huge hole in Australia's budget, crippling our capacity to repay our Covid-19 debt and ruining our future economy.

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28 September 2020

Launch of Episode 2

The State of Australia in 2020

Click here to view Episode 2 which covers the first five issues Australia needs to resolve before 2030 if we are to arrive safely in 2050: Issue 1 - Growing inequality; Issue 2 - Growing Poverty; Issue 3: Loss of the fair go for all; Issue 4 - Growth in racial and religious conflict; and Issue 5 - Indigenous exclusion.