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The Voice to Parliament

On 14 October 2023, Australia will go to the polls to vote in a referendum to decide whether to change The Constitution to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Making your vote count

Next Sat, 21st May 2022, Australian citizens will elect our next Australian Government. Have you decided who you will be voting for? This post describes how to make your vote count,

Practising representation – are you doing enough?

In the last blog post in the evolve democracy series, I described key elements of the system of representative democracy in Australia and introduced the term 'practising representation'. The practice of asking,

How representative is representative democracy?

In my last post about models of democracy, I said that I would evolve representative democracy rather than replace it. So, where might we start? Representative democracy is a system built on

Can democracy evolve, or does it need a revolution?

 If you wanted to reform democracy, where would you start? Do we need an alternative, or can representative democracy evolve?   In Australia, we have a representative democracy. We elect people to

Glossary for Democracy

Photo by Debbie Tea on Unsplash Definitions of Democracy Wikipedia definition. Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία, dēmokratiā, from dēmos 'people' and kratos 'rule'[1]) is a form of government in which the people have the authority to deliberate and decide legislation ("direct democracy"), or to choose governing officials to do so ("representative democracy"). Merriam-Webster definition a form of