Australia

The Australian Government Lobbyist's Registry is the main way to track lobbying activities in Australia.

Report
May 10, 2015

Luca Belgiorno-Nettis, founder of democracy think-tank newDemocracy, writes in The Sydney Morning Herald that democracy needs to revamp itself by rediscovering the collaborative 'power of the people'.

Opinion
July 30, 2015

Marian Sawer of Australian National University suggests quotas are needed in Australian politics to boost the low number of female parliamentarians.

Opinion
September 1, 2015

Member for Fairfax, Clive Palmer, asks if career politicians are really able to represent the interests of their constituents.

Opinion
November 2, 2015

Mark Chou, Catherine Hartung and Jean-Paul Gagnon argue that lowering the voting age to 16 is just one step in addressing the growing disconnect between politicians and young people.

Opinion
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

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