New Book Offers Practical Answers to Australia's Issues

Pietro Barbara marks his publishing debut with the release of "Outside the Box: A Wind of Change" (published by Xlibris AU). Under the license of outside-the-box thinking, Barbara stresses that the book gives practical alternative answers to many of Australia's current challenges. Readers can know more at

A philosophical opinion piece, the book aims to provoke discussion and action. It tackles issues, including: a respectful republic, a new flag, a sensitive, inclusive constitution, and a renewed political system; the taxation dilemma and universal fair retirement and health care; the energy, water and climate change challenges; and making a proud place for the First Nations people. Moreover, the book advocates an "Australia coming of age" on the world stage, where Australia is first in the eyes of all. Ultimately, it encourages a universal outside-the-box thinking by touching on other emerging issues that will be fundamental to shaping a new constitution for Australia.

"Australia is 'of age.' The status quo is no longer preferred by most, and the country deserves better. The solutions and suggestions in this work are possible, practical, plausible and if adopted would mark the beginning of a new era of growth and national pride for Australia," Barbara says.

"Outside the Box" is a groundbreaking work that is intentionally brief. It is designed to stimulate thought, discussion and reform.

"Outside the Box: A Wind of Change"
By Pietro Barbara
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 114 pages | ISBN 9781543408164
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 114 pages | ISBN 9781543408157
E-Book | 114 pages | ISBN 9781543408140
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and

About the Author
Pietro Barbara is 63 years old, has been married twice, has four kids and is currently engaged. He is an Australian of Maltese descent, and is widely travelled. His work history is diverse, including careers in hospital paramedics, offshore oil and gas engineering, industrial and medical radiation work, mechanical/hydraulics/remote operating vehicle piloting, hospitality, small business ownership, wholesale distributing, importing and sales, plastics manufacturing, and more. He has several tertiary qualifications, including a diploma in applied science, a postgraduate diploma in aquiculture, a 3.4U CSWIP Underwater Inspection Controller certificate, a NEBOSH International General Certificate in health safety and environment, front-line management, financial accounting, small business management, plastic fabricating and more. "Outside the Box: A Wind of Change" is his first book. Readers can follow Barbara at

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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