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MARK TRIFFITT & TRAVERS McCLEOD. Stability will only be found through ideas and democratic renewal

  On Saturday, Australia’s political system crossed a line. From the normal messiness of democracy into fragmented incoherence. From voter unrest to potential revolt. The implications are clear for anyone who wants to see. Instability is no longer a one-off … Continue reading

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Mark Triffitt and Travers McLeod. Entitlements scandal is a sign of political rot.

When does a political system become corrupt? When is the line crossed from garden variety rorting by a few members of parliament to institutionalised abuse of taxpayers’ money by the system? The latest scandal over politicians’ entitlements has been like … Continue reading

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Mark Triffitt and Travers McLeod. Hidden crisis of liberal democracy.

A “burning platform” with big, tangible impacts on our everyday lives is often the tipping point for concerted action. We call these crises. Think of the G20’s actions in the wake of the global financial crisis or the global response … Continue reading

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Mark Triffitt and Travers McLeod. Don’t blame micro-parties or the Senate.

Paul Keating famously labelled the Senate “unrepresentative swill”. Similar sentiments – while not as colourful – are being voiced by those frustrated with the blocking power of the Senate’s micro-parties. In a recent Australian Financial Review survey, leading corporate CEOs … Continue reading

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