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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.
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.
Lyn Carson of the New Democracy Foundation discusses deliberative democracy and solving wicked problems such as climate change.
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.
The University of Melbourne's Zim Nwokora looks at controversial questions about the financing of parties and elections.
Former Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Tim Smith, questions whether democracy is still serving its citizens.
A 2012 survey by The Lowy Institute finds less than 40% of young Australians think democracy is a good thing.
Nicholas Reece from the University of Melbourne examines Melbourne City Council's experiment in participatory budgeting.
Successful political leadership is so demanding it's almost impossible, writes Peter John Chen from the University of Sydney.
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