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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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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

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.

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. 

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

9 June 2020

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

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.