It’s Time For A New Story


In a less than a week, Australians will register their feelings at the polling booth.

What will most influence our voting choices?

  • Mike Dowson thinks it’s the stories we believe.
  • New Matilda

Bad decisions, like our persistent failure to act on the big challenges of our time, are a product of bad stories.

But that may be about to change.

One summer, Helen and I were driving home from the country.

We stopped in a small town, filled the tank, then fled the heat to a leafy park with a flask of tea and a sandwich.

A man approached.

His clothes were scruffy, and walking appeared difficult.

He asked if he…

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