Special Interests

Democracy promotes itself as the best political system because it gives ordinary people a say. But vested interests with deep pockets can direct and dominate 21st century democracy. The perception that democracy is becoming a system for the few and not the many is one of the major reasons for citizen disengagement and distrust.

May 20, 2015

Sydney University's John Keane argues parliamentary democracy is drifting back to 18th Century models.

Opinion
July 28, 2015

A study by Money, Politics and Transparency ranks Australia 23rd out of 54 countries in campaign finance transparency.

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