How to live a normal life, according to the new Australian census
A survey of more than 5,000 Australians has found that most people would be happy to live in a normal country.
The ABC’s Australia Today program reported that only 1.8 per cent of respondents thought Australia should be “one country”.
“We can all be very proud of the country that we live in,” said Dr Michael McEwen.
The survey, carried out by Ipsos-Reid, also found that only 18 per cent thought Australia had the right people to govern the country, while 77 per cent did not know enough about the federal government to form an opinion.
But Dr McEwan said he was surprised at the widespread support for “one nation” for the first time in the survey’s history.
“The response to our survey has been remarkable,” he said.
“People have expressed great enthusiasm for a one nation country.
People are quite comfortable with a two nation country, but they don’t know what that would look like.”
Dr McOwen said he expected that “a significant number of people will see this as a positive change” for Australia.
“There are some concerns about a federal system and a national system but a federal government is a government that represents Australia, it’s a federation and the fact that the people of this country are represented by the two-party system gives that a greater weight in terms of who is elected to the parliament.”
He said that if the “one-nation” mantra had not been put into practice, Australians would be more likely to vote for one of the major parties.
He also said that there was “significant uncertainty” around whether a one-nation country would be a “safe” one, as the “two-party” system was in place for most of the last decade. “
We need a change in the way the two party system is structured.”
He also said that there was “significant uncertainty” around whether a one-nation country would be a “safe” one, as the “two-party” system was in place for most of the last decade.
“A number of other countries in Europe and Asia have had very successful one-party systems in place, and it is not a safe country,” he added.