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The breakdown of traditional divisions between public and private spheres creates new demands, but also new opportunities, writes Helen Sullivan of the Melbourne School of Government.
Former Howard Government Minister, David Kemp, argues there's a big ideas gap in current political life.
Janine O'Flynn of the University of Melbourne argues that the outsourcing of public services raises important questions about accountability, transparency and the role of government.
A study by Money, Politics and Transparency ranks Australia 23rd out of 54 countries in campaign finance transparency.
By creating multi-billion dollar contracts with large multinational firms for the handling of asylum seekers, the Australian government has pushed us to the edge of outsourcing, writes Janine O'Flynn of the University of Melbourne.
Joy McCann of the Australian Parliamentary Library takes a comprehensive look at electoral gender quotas around the world.
A database published by International IDEA, Inter-Parliamentary Union and Stockholm University provides information on the use of electoral quotas for women.
Jennifer Hochschild of Harvard University and Katherine Levine Einstein of Boston University discuss how misinformation drives poor policy preferences.
The University of Pittsburgh's Melanie Hughes reviews the book Contagious Representation by Frank Thames and Margaret Williams.
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