Renewing Transparency

Reforming campaign finance and tightening lobbying rules are a few of the ideas being suggested to renew transparency in decision-making and restore trust in democracy.

February 11, 2015

Former Premier of Western Australia Geoff Gallop suggests democracy is like a long distance runner with a heart condition.

Opinion
May 18, 2015

John Menadue, former Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, argues lobbying is a 'serious corruption of good governance'. 

Opinion
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 30, 2009

Harvard University’s Berkman Centre for Internet and Society reviews the potential of three types of e-democracy, including electronic voting and candidate-voter matching.

Academic
June 12, 2014

Norway's efforts to cap election spending point to a simple but effective way to reduce the role of money politics on democracy, says Emmett Rensin from Mic.com. 

News
March 28, 2013

The UK Parliament needs to harness digital media to be a trusted source of political and policy information, according to a report by the Hansard Society.

Report
February 1, 2008

Norm Kelly, Marian Sawer and Peter Brent from the Australian National University suggest ways to achieve more transparency in Australia's electoral system.

Academic
April 10, 2010

Bruce Williams from the University of Virginia examines whether the internet is a major threat to, or a potential saviour of, democracy.

Academic
April 25, 2013

The Pew Research Centre highlights how the political opinion and activity among Americans is increasingly being channeled through social media. 

Report

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