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Old 04-19-2018, 07:38 AM
 
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I think society in Australia overall is too complacent and unmotivated to be an international leader for progressiveness. Is there an Australian politician with notable mainstream support whose policies would revolutionise Australia?
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Why do you feel Australia needs to be revolutionised?
Where did I claim that?
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:07 AM
 
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Because it is. Some couturiers are just naturally more conservative than others. Either way Australia looks pretty liberal when compared to countries like Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and Poland
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Old 04-19-2018, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Australia is fine just the way it is and would only need minor changes if any at all. I don't see the country as being particularly conservative. I mean gay marriage is legal and they have public healthcare plus other welfare programs for unemployed people etc. How much more liberal do you want?
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Old 04-19-2018, 04:22 PM
 
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In some ways it is, in others less so. Australians themselves joke about how their politicians are stuck in the 50's. Out of all the anglo countries I would say that Canada is the most progressive one overall, but to be able to truly evaluate the scenario we would need to do a case by case study on different topics.
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:02 AM
 
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Where did I claim that?
I think it’s quite evident in what you wrote. Apologies if I misinterpreted, would be good to think there is one less revolutionary out there.
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Old 04-20-2018, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Australia is fine just the way it is and would only need minor changes if any at all. I don't see the country as being particularly conservative. I mean gay marriage is legal and they have public healthcare plus other welfare programs for unemployed people etc. How much more liberal do you want?
Australia was pretty late to the party with gay marriage. I was waiting very eagerly for them to join for many years, but compared to other western peers it took em awhile.
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Australia was pretty late to the party with gay marriage. I was waiting very eagerly for them to join for many years, but compared to other western peers it took em awhile.
Yeah true it was relatively recent but it is legal now and way ahead of a host of other countries where it isn't legal at all.
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Because it is. Some couturiers are just naturally more conservative than others.

Is Yves St-Laurent conservative? What about Jean-Paul Gaultier?
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Old 04-20-2018, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Yeah true it was relatively recent but it is legal now and way ahead of a host of other countries where it isn't legal at all.
Well of course Australia isn't Turkey or Jordan. I just meant relative to other peer countries it took awhile and may speak to what some are saying that there is a tinge of conservatism at least on some social matters that is not as pronounced as other peer countries. It isn't enough to not want to live there or give citizenship obviously.
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Old 04-21-2018, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Australia
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Well of course Australia isn't Turkey or Jordan. I just meant relative to other peer countries it took awhile and may speak to what some are saying that there is a tinge of conservatism at least on some social matters that is not as pronounced as other peer countries. It isn't enough to not want to live there or give citizenship obviously.
We have a very large immigration programme and the largest source at the moment are from India and China, both of which are more socially conservative than Anglo Australia. Our divorce rate is lower than the US, more children live with both their biological parents, although more than 80% of couples live together before marriage there is a general negative reaction to cheating once married. In these matters I suppose we are conservative. I am not convinced this is necessarily a bad thing.

Abortion is available on demand and has been for a long time. Yes gay marriage is recent but part of the reason is that gay couples already had most other rights in law. Nudity on beaches is not common as most of us need to cover up to avoid skin cancer. Religion has a small part in society and the largest stated religious belief is none.

Not sure what other issues are potentially included in such an assessment.
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