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Are plebiscites more democratic than elected representatives making decisions for us? Democracy Renewal's James Cahill, Lyn Carson of the New Democracy Foundation and QUT's Peter Black discuss on RN Sunday Extra.
A report by the UK's Electoral Reform Society argues that political parties need to modernise their structures, become less elitist and engage more proactively with citizens.
Australia should take lessons from the British experience and have a truly independent Speaker, argues Ryan Goss from the ANU.
In a 2013 report, the UK House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee recommends greater public engagement with policy-making.
Michael Riegner and Richard Stacey from New York University discuss the possibility of a democratic system where the role of political parties is marginal.
The City of Melbourne, members of its People's Panel, and others, discuss how they helped form a $5 billion financial plan.
John Menadue, former Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, argues lobbying is a 'serious corruption of good governance'.
The failure to tackle climate change speaks to an overall failure of our liberal democratic system, say Travers McLeod and Mark Triffitt from the University of Melbourne.
The Melbourne School of Government's Helen Sullivan asks whether governments have the capacity to act when the public doesn't trust politicians and politics.
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