" ... that we many be free from factional impositions, corrupt representation and unjust settlements."

Basic format and content for proposition

1. What is the concern?

2. Who is affected?

3. How many people does this involve?

4. Develop a description of the causes of the problem

5. Review any attempts to resolve this issue and identify why they have not been effective

6. State the proposition to solve this issue involving the introduction of changes in the law, regulations, practice, forms of due diligence, prudential norms and ethics.
  Post a Proposition - guide section

This section provides pointers on a useful format for proposition content as well as etiquette covering some dos and don't's with respect to content. Please check these two sections below before initiating a topic and topic content, leading up to a proposition.

Format and content

A proposition needs to make sense to those who read it in order for them to understand how acting on the proposition will change things for the better. Therefore, it is necessary to start by stating the concern being analyse. Concerns can be any state of affairs where individuals or groups are prejudiced by the way the economy operates or by decisions taken or not taken by people in government, agencies, private companies or as individuals when such delays prejudice others. Amongst the most common concerns involve some aspect of economic and financial hardship arising from policy-induced prejudice and where government has stated a policy is to achieve a specific objectives and where the results don't meet these objectives. Quite often the disappointing performance of organizations such as health provisions are more closely related to policy-induced causes than to deficiencies in medical personnel. However, it is important to avoid assertion and to analyse cause and effect relationship in an open and transparent fashion to trace back from a condition causing concern to the causal factors and the motivations of those whose actions or lack of action are an important cause.

It is important to identify whether or not the concern is considered by government to have been "handled" and if some action has been taken, to identify why it is not having the desired impact. Understanding what does not work is important in order to come up with propositions that have a likelihood of introducing the logic of a more rational and feasible solution.

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