Parliament

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Education

Talking to young people about the Voice

Explaining a referendum on constitutional law to young people can seem a tall order, but they already have a good knowledge of the world around them

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Politics & Society

Fifty shades of teal

The independent “teal” candidates have shaken up the 2022 Australian election campaign, but there are plenty of idiosyncrasies among them

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Politics & Society

The need for more parliament in Victoria’s Pandemic Bill

The big problem with Victoria’s Pandemic Management Bill is too much power to government and far too little to parliament to balance things out

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Politics & Society

In times of crisis, does parliament really matter?

The sidelining of parliaments across Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the dominance of the new National Cabinet, has concerned experts but not the public. Why?

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Politics & Society

Australian democracy: crisis, resilience and renewal

Concerns that democracy is in decline has led to new experiments with citizen assemblies and juries, but we also need to look at revitalising what we already have – our parliaments

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Politics & Society

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Under the Microscope

Here’s how to renew Australia’s Democracy

Citizen juries, an independent speaker, and ensuring MPs get to sit with their opponents, not opposite them, are all proposals at the heart of a new push to improve how Australian democracy works

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Politics & Society

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Book extract

Section 44: Changing the Constitution to reflect modern Australia

As Section 44(i) of the Constitution continues to claim the scalps of Australian politicians who have dual citizenship - is the law still relevant in modern, multicultural Australia?

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Business & Economics

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Podcast

Is Australia’s public service competent?

Was the Census fail a one-off or is there a pattern of failure within the public service, and if so what is happening?

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Politics & Society

The PM has painted a very clear picture

How Mr Turnbull has put the onus for a July election squarely on the Senate crossbenchers

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