The Wellbeing Manifesto

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The Wellbeing Manifesto has been developed by The Australia Institute, Australia’s foremost public interest think tank. You can find out all you want to know about the Institute from its website,

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Many Australians feel that the political system has let them down, and that governments are not responding to their real concerns. We seem to have lost sight of a vision for a better society and to have entrusted our future to wherever the market takes us.

This website presents a new manifesto, one that takes as its starting point the belief that governments in Australia should be devoted to improving our individual and social wellbeing.

We now know a great deal about the factors that enhance our wellbeing and those that diminish it. Increasingly the negatives seem to outweigh the positives, despite our affluence.

The Manifesto (see link below) is a blueprint for true progress in Australia. After reading it, why not join the other people and give it your public endorsement?

Studies of happiness show that the following things all enhance our wellbeing:

  • a good marriage
  • the company of friends
  • rewarding work
  • sufficient money
  • a good diet and physical activity
  • sound sleep
  • engaging leisure and
  • religious or spiritual belief and practice.

Optimism, trust, self-respect and autonomy also make us happier. Gratitude and kindness lift our spirits. Having clear goals to work towards, a ‘sense of place’ and belonging, a coherent and positive view of the world, and a belief that we are part of something bigger than ourselves also foster wellbeing.

These ingredients of a happy life are not just a matter of personal choice. They are also determined by the social conditions in which we live, and these, in turn, are influenced by government policy.

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