Rubens, Boucher, Fragonard, Ingres and Watteau are names of artists whose works James Fairfax donated, wanting to enrich the lives of all those who viewed them
By learning from past attempts to stimulate social action in Australia, as well as successes abroad, by taking advantage of new technologies and the lessons of behavioural science, we can challenge the status quo. We can increase levels of giving and mutual support in society, so that we can make social action an aspect of everyday life.
The ‘big society’ must be a crucible for change. There is plenty to do and very little money to spend so we need to work out if we do all share the vision. Progress always needs a beginning, one that only realism can engender.