Australia's prospects don't bode well for a happy new year

By The Canberra Times
Updated April 23 2018 - 11:33pm, first published December 31 2014 - 6:30pm

The first day of January brings with it fresh hopes of cathartic renewal. Individuals pledge to make the improvements to their lives that they know they should have gotten on with the year before. Past failings can be forgotten, or at least learned from, and a new page turned. It is a time for optimism and celebration of better things to come.

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