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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 ...  
Victoria votes: All for one and one for all?

Despite bizarre advice on how the Coalition could "turn it all around" after #VictoriaVotes, Au ...  
Brexit: A Tory battle of carnage

How an internal battle within the British Tories has led to the carnage, chaos and confusion that ...  
The Whitlam dismissal: Four decades on

Even with all the changes wrought by Whitlam and subsequent governments, we still have the British ...  
Liberal Party harnesses i360 big data in time for 2019 Federal Election

Do we really want to follow the U.S. down the big data path of privacy-breaching voter profili ...  
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