This week - 25 August 2009 - it's about creating a citizens bank. Joe points out that Australians demanded a peoples' bank in 1909 (after the 1890 depression) and got it. Unfortunately they made it the property of the government, and the Hawk Government sold it off.
"Next time", says Joe, "It needs to be made to belong to us, not the government." Then they won't be able to sell it off without a referendum.
You learn a lot about politics, rights and institutions from Joe. Also about how to conduct demonstrations. And about how we need to be active and let the government know we are out there.
Joe is also wise to big business and unsustainable population growth.
Listen to Joe Toscano here. From anywhere in the world.
Stonington Resident (not verified)
Wed, 2009-08-26 00:02
Scary Vic Gov Propaganda-"Transforming Australian cities"