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The paranoia of partnership: The ALP shuns Green support

The Labor Party's refusal to deal with the Greens and other parties is political shortsightedness ...  
Fake news, election interference and discrimination: Managing social media

With the rise of the misuse of the internet, Paul Budde believes that governments and industry ...  
Twitter closing down last bastion of free speech

Amidst election tampering fears, Twitter is interfering with accounts, putting them into Twitter ...  
What is digital democracy and do we need it?

Yes, the internet doesn't always function perfectly, but we can collectively harness its great ...  
Government corruption and the need for a Federal ICAC

Despite growing corruption evident within our Government, we've still yet to reach an effective ...  
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.”