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Tag Archives: democratic renewal
Our loss of trust in institutions. We speak often about the need for new ideas and policies to fill the void in the public debate. We will be examining these issues in this series Fairness, Opportunity and Security. But … Continue reading
It is only the most naive among us who equate democracy with majoritarianism. The ‘Brexit’ plebiscite certainly returned a majority in favour of Britain leaving the European Union, but the distress caused by the decision shows that the plan … Continue reading
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
Fairness, Opportunity and Security Policy series edited by Michael Keating and John Menadue We speak often about the need for new ideas and policies to fill the void in the public debate. We will be examining these issues in this … Continue reading
Fairness, Opportunity, Security. Policy series edited by Michael Keating and John Menadue. In Part 1, I pointed out that the Westminster style two-party system is in trouble. Part 2. Implications for Policy Making Practice. At least four implications would seem … Continue reading
Fairness, Opportunity and Security Policy series edited by Michael Keating and John Menadue. Whoever wins the next election, the challenge of dealing with a hung Senate will almost certainly loom large. Perhaps also a hung House of Representatives. Malcolm Turnbull … Continue reading
Democratic Renewal At the same time as addressing overarching ‘Labor’ principles that could guide Labor policies and programs, there are two immediate issues which must be given high priority. The first is democratic renewal in our public institutions, including the … Continue reading
Late last year I was approached by a friend who is very politically active about what I thought the ALP could do to renovate its policy platform. I discussed this request with an old friend, Ian McAuley. Together we prepared … Continue reading