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Australia and the new social democratic movement

Led by Bernie Sanders in the U.S. and the UK's Jeremy Corbyn, a new socially democratic force is ...  
Trouble in China: Xi Jinping and the looming collapse

Is President-for-Life Xi Jinping tightening the screws in China because he knows trouble is ...  
What's wrong with Australia's democracy?

Kevin Bain reviews three publications offering diverse perspectives of what is ailing Australia ...  
ScoMo's Cabinet: New band leader, same old tunes

PM Scott Morrison is promoting supporters, demoting detractors and in the case of Peter Dutton ...  
Renting democracy: Shutting down Australia’s Parliament

In the Canberra #libspill debacle, one event should stand out: Parliament was shut down as the ...  
Fascism: Are we there yet?

Martin Hirst interviews Australia's most prominent Nazi-hunter, Andy Fleming, to better understand ...  
Should 16-year-olds vote in the next Federal Election?

The next Federal Election is months away and the premise that older generations should monopolise ...  
The reasons behind Australia's racism

No matter how much we deny it, Australia can be a racist nation, but there are several factors ...  
Party politics is holding democracy hostage

Conduct in their internal affairs is at the heart of why trust in politicians is at an all-time ...  
Takeover of Fairfax by Nine a disaster

The proposed Nine Entertainment Co’s takeover of Fairfax would be a disaster for journalism and ...  
New Caledonia Independence Referendum: Not angry for nothing

The long-awaited referendum in New Caledonia is approaching quickly. Dr Lee Duffield reports from ...  
Turnbull Government misinformation on My Health Record data

It is extremely alarming to witness the Turnbull Government engage in a deliberate campaign of ...  
Melbourne's #SaveOurABC rally: 'Keep your grubby mitts off'

The message at Melbourne's packed #SaveOurABC rally was clear: 'Keep your grubby mitts off OUR ...  
It's time to remind OUR government that WE are in charge

The narrative needs to change to reflect the democratic reality that governments work for us.  
Thai rescue highlights humanity — but not in our leaders

The Thai rescue is a testament to humanity, but our leaders have not planned to rescue 134 chil ...  
Would an Australian Poor People’s Campaign raise Newstart?

The #RaiseTheRate campaign ended as the media cycle moved on but the Poor People's Campaign is ...  
The new far right: Leyonhjelm is just a symptom

An ever more vocal group of angry men is rising in an Australia where women, protesters and ...  
Independence vote in New Caledonia looks set to reaffirm French rule

Opinion polls are saying electors in the independence referendum set for New Caledonia this year ...  
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