Australia

February 9, 2015

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. 

Opinion
March 19, 2015

The Australian's Paul Kelly wonders how long it will be before we have a public debate in Australia about what he describes as a broken political system.

Opinion
June 5, 2011

Lyn Carson of the New Democracy Foundation discusses deliberative democracy and solving wicked problems such as climate change.

Opinion
March 6, 2014

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.

Opinion
September 23, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Zim Nwokora looks at controversial questions about the financing of parties and elections.

Academic
November 27, 2015

Former Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Tim Smith, questions whether democracy is still serving its citizens.

Opinion
June 5, 2012

A 2012 survey by The Lowy Institute finds less than 40% of young Australians think democracy is a good thing. 

Statistics
April 1, 2015

Nicholas Reece from the University of Melbourne examines Melbourne City Council's experiment in participatory budgeting.

Opinion
March 23, 2013

Successful political leadership is so demanding it's almost impossible, writes Peter John Chen from the University of Sydney.

Opinion

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