Why We Should Investigate a Ministry of Happiness | The Canberra Times

The ACT government is to be applauded for launching the country’s first welfare index, to be formally launched next year, to prioritize funding. Based on a similar idea in New Zealand, the index will examine various aspects of well-being related to the environment, health, housing and cultural identity. In a recent government survey of 1,200 Canberra citizens, a positive view of people was determined by good relationships with family, friends and others and a healthy work-life balance.