Institutional Reform

Institutional reform to democracy is regularly proposed, and occasionally implemented, such as changing the way parliament operates, the way elections are conducted or relationships both within and between the branches of government.

July 15, 2015

Professor Emeritus Cheryl Saunders and ABC Radio National host Jonathan Green in conversation about Australia's federal democracy.

Opinion
July 21, 2015

Australia should take lessons from the British experience and have a truly independent Speaker, argues Ryan Goss from the ANU.

Opinion
April 21, 2015

Research by Simon Hix of the London School of Economics has led to changes in how European Parliament members are chosen, their votes recorded, and has impacted the debate on how the President of the European Commission is chosen.

Academic
July 22, 2015

Former Deputy Mayor of Brisbane David Hinchliffe has some advice for improving democracy.

Opinion
December 1, 2013

Harvard University's Peter Hall reviews the book Democratic Decline and Democratic Renewal by Ian Marsh and Raymond Miller.

Academic
September 23, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Mark Triffitt asks how Malcolm Turnbull will deliver on his promise of a 21st Century government

Opinion
April 11, 2013

Ian Marsh proposes in The Political Quarterly that the public would be better represented by the creation of new parliamentary committees.

Academic
October 1, 2015

Bronwyn Bishop, former Speaker of Australia's House of Representatives, argues Parliament remains the bulwark for individual freedom

Opinion
February 1, 2015

The University of Pennsylvania's John Dilulio Jr. argues out-sourcing, privatisation and under-investment is 'decaying' the US Government.

Academic

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