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