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Big Society   
Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Produced by Marty McCarthy

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Phillip Blond is a UK theologian and a high profile economic advisor to conservative British prime minister David Cameron. Mr Blond is in Australia at the moment to promote his idea of a so-called Big Society . Blond says both the left and the right of politics have failed to make society better and that a new approach is needed.

This is his third trip to Australia to sell his ideas – quite often to opposition leader Tony Abbott – who’s a big fan. So if the coalition is elected could we see the big society idea here in Australia? And if so what would that look like?

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Philip Blond, economist
James Whelan, PublicService Director, Centre for Policy Direction, Sydney

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