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Wentworth: The Australian Spring of democracy

Wentworth was not just a resounding loss for the Coalition but also the clearest message yet that ...  
Wentworth democracy

Our Prime Minister has declared that the Wentworth by-election threatens the stability of our ...  
Peter FitzSimons and Australia's search for independence

Terra Australis has come a long way since the rebellion of 1854 but that last step, to becoming a ...  
Privacy, media and politics: What are our rights?

Privacy is being eroded by media and government, writes citizen journalist Rosie Williams.  
Freedom of Speech: Why do we need to change?

Freedom of speech can be detrimental to the progress of an enlightened society unless it is used ...  
Reviews: The Knowledge Solution & Follow The Leader

As trust in our political leaders continues to decline, commentary decrying the malaise in which ...  
The ABC drama and Australia's system of governance

The ABC’s sacking of Michelle Guthrie and forced resignation of Justin Milne is related to ...  
Dan Tehan wants students to pay for 'free' speech

Student activists are facing the threat of being charged hundreds of dollars to organise a rally ...  
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 ...  

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