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Australia should take lessons from the British experience and have a truly independent Speaker, argues Ryan Goss from the ANU.
Bronwyn Bishop, former Speaker of Australia's House of Representatives, argues Parliament remains the bulwark for individual freedom
'Outsiders' are needed for innovation, argue Lykke Ricard, Roskilde University, and Jenny Lewis, University of Melbourne.
The Pew Research Centre highlights how the political opinion and activity among Americans is increasingly being channeled through social media.
The Economist argues that referendums in California allowing citizens a direct say on constitutional and policy change are creating major governance problems.
Jonathan Kupyer from Stockholm University argues for the democratisation of international areas of co-operation.
Alan Renwick from the University of Reading looks at how Britain’s constitution might be changed following the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence.
Michael Riegner and Richard Stacey from New York University discuss the possibility of a democratic system where the role of political parties is marginal.
Former Deputy Mayor of Brisbane David Hinchliffe has some advice for improving democracy.
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