Democracy
North Queensland is a State of mind

One of the mistakes of our Federation is that North Queensland is not a separate ...  
Remembering Brisbane's ‘Big March’ — it’s still a simple case of freedom

Today, 8 September 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of the 'Big March' from Univ ...  
Terrorism, highway robbery and the Commonwealth Bank

It has been alleged the CBA has funded terrorism, so why isn’t CEO Ian Narev ...  
Our Parliament is in crisis over s44 technicality — not inequality

The s44 fiasco has already taken decent Senators but forcing Roberts out to be ...  
Inequality not just about wealth but also about power

Inequality is growing because there is an uneven distribution of power.  
Rising inequality and the two party system

Unequal distribution of wealth is deepening the divisions between rich and poor and ...  
Behind dramatic G20 clashes a deep demand for a better world

Hordes of protesters have descended on Hamburg, challenging both the policies of ...  
This 'democracy' thing: China and Australia compared

Many Australians are very proud of our "democracy", but how much more democrati ...  
Why don't politicians respond to emails and engage with the public?

Why are so many politicians tardy and negligent in responding to their constitue ...  
Strong and what? Our unstable world and the era of the minor party

In Australia, the UK and the USA, instability and unexpected political results are ...  
Is One Nation really a threat to the two-party system?

Unlike 1998, One Nation won't threaten the two-party system again, says Patrick ...  
Rare gems like Mark Colvin and the future of the fourth and fifth estates

The future of journalism and democracy lies in news and analysis that reflects the ...  
Power in Australia: The rich rule and the poor can help themselves

The wealthy and well-connected always have much more scope to exert influence in ...  
Protest at 'secret' ACT military base: ‘Peace Witness in a Time of Endless War’

A small group of committed peace activists staged a protest at a secretive Austr ...  
Stuart Robert lies and crony contradicts him at Qld CCC corruption inquiry

LNP MP Stuart Robert and his former staffer both fall victim to amnesia at Queen ...  
All the world’s a stage and all our politicians merely players

Politicians fill their roles day after day; some of the players may change, but the ...  
Fed up? Stand up! March in March 2017: For all the things our politicians are(n't)

Hundreds of thousands of Australians are ready to protest the Turnbull Government's ...  
Dutton’s marriage equality tantrum reveals a pretence of innocence

Peter Dutton has gotten himself in a a tizz over business leaders’ outspoken ...  
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