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Been there, done that, still hoping for more

1 Jun 2009
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Trust and engagement are the twin pillars of a participation society. In their absence, the ties that bind -- the networks of 'social capital' that underpin civility, respect for others and a collective sense of mutual responsibility -- are loosened.

This essay is driven by a fervent hope -- and by far more cautious optimism -- that Australia can develop as a participatory society. That goal, in its diverse manifestations, being the holy grail of public and social innovation.

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2009
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