This work presents a sharp timely analysis of the key issues confronting Australia and its relationships to the world that need urgent attention. It proposes a selection of concrete, practical alternatives to the current state of play that are both politically and economically feasible and identifies the high priority areas that require immediate attention. As the election approaches, attention to alternative visions for Australia will increase. This work: is highly accessible and persuasive, using no specialist language; provides comprehensive coverage; and, offers a hopeful vision.In recent decades, the quality of both personal and public life in Australia has been undermined by preoccupation with material prosperity and neglect of broader concerns. ""To Firmer Ground"" proposes an alternative vision for this country that prioritises the well-being of all Australians, the common good of our society and a national contribution to global peace and justice. It offers practical solutions to the issues confronting Australia that require immediate attention.