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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.
Mark Triffit from the University of Melbourne asks what has become of political heroes?
Bronwyn Bishop, former Speaker of Australia's House of Representatives, argues Parliament remains the bulwark for individual freedom
The Dean of the Melbourne Law School, Carolyn Evans, says Australian democracy needs more women in politics.
Data from the Australian National University illustrates trends in Australian public opinion on politics over a 25 year period.
Harvard University's Peter Hall reviews the book Democratic Decline and Democratic Renewal by Ian Marsh and Raymond Miller.
The Australian government's secrecy in the way it handles asylum-seekers is undermining its democratic accountability, writes Alex Reilly of the University of Adelaide.
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