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The Senate voting reforms have fractured democracy

The Senate voting reforms of 2016 has reduced the crossbench numbers and weakened democracy ...  
Why I’m not signing up to demand the Government legislate press freedom laws

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has declared that journalists who dare publish dirty government ...  
Universities, Folau, AFP raids and why free speech isn't free

The truths that expose corruption come with a price. Whistleblowers pay that price.  
Istanbul election a final test for Turkish democracy

This weekend will see another test for Turkey’s beleaguered democracy, writes Carey Robinson.  
Obligations to the world’s children in the climate emergency

This government is not fit to govern on the climate change emergency because of its incapacity to ...  
AFP raids journalists: We need to talk about our Government

There is no doubt the AFP raids are an affront to our democracy. One in which the hand of a ...  
Intimidating Parliament: The Michael Pezzullo Formula

"This is heavy-handed effort to browbeat the media from engaging in public interest journalism ...  
When an opposition votes for bad laws, democracy is broken

Australia's steady pace towards becoming a police state isn't being hindered by the Labor Oppos ...  
MUNGO MACCALLUM: AFP raids are the road to totalitarianism

Our Prime Minister assures us that the AFP raids of last week had absolutely nothing to do with ...  
Trump gets UK Royal treatment as thousands protest against all he stands for

Protesting both the individual cruelty of President Trump and the "politics of hate" he represent ...  
Ten steps to save the democracy

There are certain logical steps we could take to fix Australia's flawed voting system, writes Adam ...  
The way Australia votes is broken

The Australian Parliament has again been determined by a system of preferential voting that is ...  
The Liberal Party, scare campaigns and Menzies-style conservatism

The Menzies years were a time which many of us with long memories do not want to see repeated ...  
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 ...