My fellow Aussies, ask not what Australia can do for you, ask what you can do for Australia

June 2014: Mark Carnegie delivered the inaugural Di Gribble Argument, hosted by the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne.

Being an Australia citizen should require more than a choice at the political smorgasbord once every three years: it should require active participation. Australia needs a form of compulsory national service, but without the military uniform.  I hope this proposal will spark a debate, because debate is sorely needed in Australia.

The Australian published an edited version of Mark’s speech.

The Wheeler Centre released a video of Mark’s speech. 

Mark discusses his proposal with Sally Warhaft at the Wheeler Centre’s Fifth Estate