Dianah Mieglich. Embracing change.

Ardent advocate for regional communities. Proud South Australian with a global view.

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As we head towards 2050 and beyond, our society will be faced with many challenges.

Climate change, food security, equality, justice, health and welfare challenges are but a few. Here I share my thoughts and observations about many current and continuing issues. I would be pleased to receive your feedback and I invite you to join me in the conversations.

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On Thursday night I was one of many Senate Candidate hopefuls who attended a forum hosted by GetUp at Adelaide Uni.

GetUp is an independent, grass-roots community advocacy organisation which aims to build a more progressive Australia by giving everyday Australians the opportunity to get involved and hold politicians accountable on important issues.

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On Election Day this year there will be 73 individual names BELOW the line on the South Australian Senate Ballot paper and ABOVE the line 33 Parties & Groups numbered from A to Z and then AA through to AH.  

 

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I am close to tears. The support from people all around Australia is amazing and inspiring.

 

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Recently I have been reading a book about people who has shown great political courage. Early on it discussed the types of people who go into politics. Some people do it to attain power. Some do it because they see it as an easy well paid position and they have the ability to receive party pre-selection due to money or business connections.

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In speaking with business people throughout my travels in recent months, I am becoming increasingly alarmed at tales of a familiar practice permeating many retail outlets.

That is, the practice of consumers conducting ‘reconnaissance missions’ on items before making a purchase.  Whether it be for a pair of sporting shoes or a bra, it seems consumers aren’t afraid to admit that they are just ‘trying on’ an item so that they can make a purchase on line.   

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Let’s Be Clear!

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Young people & first time voters; your vote is a powerful thing

 

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Many different approaches to eradiating poverty have been attempted in our country, however approaches which focus only on economic growth have proved to be unsustainable.

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How many of you reading this blog are volunteers?

 

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If you look closely, it’s as plain as the nose on your face; politicians of every persuasion are concentrating their efforts on marginalised constituents in marginal seats.

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As we travel around this wonderful State and speak with and listen to South Australians, we will reflect on those conversations and write via this Blog Page.

 

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