Andy McLeod wrote this speech out of a frustration that a long term vision for sadly lacking. State of Nation – A Citizens Address, came about as an evolution of Vision for Australia ( ) where Andy has been writing about issues relating to the long term future of Australia.

Andy runs a business in Sydney and lives with his family in the Southern Highlands of NSW. He also plays active on the families farm in Central NSW which has been in his family since the 1860’s. His interests include playing the bagpipes flying helicopters and all things related to the bush.