2015 has been the year of the “action plan”.
Among the many plans drafted this year have been a National Ice Action Strategy, National Road Safety Action Plan, the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children, the Threatened Species Strategy, Freedom from Fear Action Plan and a National Plan for Protecting Australia’s Children. Even the OECD got in on the act with a 15- point Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting to ensure multinationals pay their fair share of tax.
Evidence suggests an abundance of planning but not much action.
First published as a letter to The Age on 26 December 2015