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Trust in, and public perceptions of, the abilities of political leaders is at a low ebb, with many blaming democracy's current problems on a decline in leadership standards among elected representatives.
Data compiled by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation shows how many leadership changes there have been since 2002.
Professor Emeritus Cheryl Saunders and ABC Radio National host Jonathan Green in conversation about Australia's federal democracy.
Maxine McKew, Vice Chancellor's Fellow, University of Melbourne, argues the new Prime Minister may be able to restore faith in Australian democracy.
Chris Berg from the Institute of Public Affairs argues that the rise of micro-parties in Australia shows dissatisfaction with the major parties.
Australian democracy is being starved of oxygen argues the co-author of 'Governomics', Miriam Lyons.
Melanie Sully, Director of the Policy and Research Institute for Go-Governance, sees the questioning of democracy as part of its renewal.
A report by the British House of Commons states that low voter registration and turnout is approaching a 'crisis'.
Former Deputy Mayor of Brisbane David Hinchliffe has some advice for improving democracy.
Is democracy in crisis? Democracy Renewal's Cathy Harper and James Cahill consider evidence in the Australian Journal of Public Administration.
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