Australia

April 12, 2015

Columnist Tim Dick in The Age blames the poor state of political leadership in Australia for the likely failure of major tax reform.

Opinion

Democracy think-tank newDemocracy highlights a range of potential options for new fora that renew and enhance citizen engagement.

Report
February 23, 2015

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.

Opinion
September 23, 2015

John Freebairn and Miranda Stewart from the University of Melbourne argue reform is critical for a prosperous democracy.

Opinion
November 17, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Jim Middleton argues opinion polls aren't to blame for leadership instability in Australia.

Opinion
February 23, 2015

The power of micro-parties in the Australian Senate is a symptom of an archaic system that needs to be updated, say Mark Triffitt and Travers McLeod from the University of Melbourne. 

Opinion
April 3, 2015

Former federal government minister and Professorial Fellow at University of Melbourne Barry Jones laments the failure of our current system of democracy to tackle 'wicked' policy problems.

Opinion
May 31, 2015

George Williams of the University of New South Wales suggests lowering the voting age would better shape the long-term direction of the nation.

Opinion
August 9, 2015

Democracy requires active participation by all citizens, including those with disabilities, writes Catherine Needham of the University of Birmingham.

Academic

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