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The confected 'threat' of Venezuela: A war on democracy

'A war has been declared on Venezuela, of which the truth is "too difficult" to report.' ...  
Australia's three million forgotten voters

In Australia's poorest places, where mainstream politicians rarely tread, the Far Right is forming ...  
Government leadership is key in digital transformation

Government leadership is needed to manage the political, social and economic implications of AI ...  
Economy, corruption and democracy, Coalition style

Three recent reports on government corruption, economic freedom and global citizenship deliver ...  
Democracy is not just about elections

The Economist recently published their annual ‘Democracy Index’, warning that democracy is in ...  
Fascism, free speech and Facebook bans

Canberra correspondent John Passant finds himself on the wrong side of Facebook's "community stan ...  
Is Trump a necessary evil?

Trump is necessary to show us where democracy is failing but more than that, Trump is showing all ...  
Out of control: Expenses claims made by Federal politicians

The latest online dump of Federal politicians’ expenses claims by the IPEA is an exposé in ...  
Can democracy survive social media 'road' rage?

Like road rage, social media rage can have far-reaching and devastating consequences, writes ...  
Saving the climate for future generations

The recent school strikes held across Australia signalled the importance of protecting our planet ...  
Media ethics and journalistic integrity

The decline of journalistic standards has appreciably contributed to the political malaise we find ...  
Does the Labor Party deserve our vote?

Is the Labor Party offering a genuine, inspiring alternative to the current mess of a Governmen ...  
Climate strikes: No, the kids aren't alright

“If you were doing your job properly, we wouldn't be here.”  
Julie Bishop's  bold 'Let them wear red high heeled shoes' statement

Is a pair of red high heels our current most potent symbol of the corruption of the ideals of both ...  
Wren's week: Labor victory and Eureka Day

This week, John Wren discusses the Victorian Labor victory, Scott Morrison's incompetence and why ...  
Ethical politics: Reforming our democracy

Kim Wingerei examines what needs to be done in order to make a successful change to Australia's ...  
Australian federal politics for beginners P2: The Nationals are not very national

For a party that only represents about 4.6% of the lower house vote, the Nationals Party is ...  
Mid-term neoliberal backlash for Macron in France

Nationwide unrest in France centres on widespread suspicion that Macron’s economy has only ...