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Letís kill welfare

By Everald Compton - posted Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Our most significant problem is that Australia has an awful track record of planning for the future.

The most appalling example of this has been our failure to plan for the rapid ageing of the population and its huge impact on society in every way.

Additionally, we have been irresponsibly negligent about climate change and we have disgracefully failed to drought proof the driest continent on the planet.


Above all, the idea of paying a National Dividend to every Australian will scare the hell out of our political establishment. They simply won't be able to cope with it as nothing in their silly little right and left wing ideological dogmas provides for anything like it.

This means that we have to do something about who is running this country.

The LNP, ALP, Greens, Hanson, etc are useless in their current irresponsible form. We need a horde of intelligent independents in our Parliament and we must totally change our highly political and very unprofessional public service that grinds Australia to a halt.

Actually, all of this presents us with a highly exciting future. Our world will totally change, our minds have the capacity to expand with it and the scope of human achievement can reach beyond our current imagination.

The key issue is that no matter what is the otherwise infinite capacity of robots, they will never ever be able to have or exercise a conscience. This remains our greatest asset in the quest for relevance in the years ahead.

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Everald Compton is Chairman of The Longevity Forum, a not for profit entity which is implementing The Blueprint for an Ageing Australia. He was a Founding Director of National Seniors Australia and served as its Chairman for 25 years. Subsequently , he was Chairman for three years of the Federal Government's Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing.

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