Tag Archive: Australian politics

The 2019 federal election: Was there a level playing field?

Marian Sawer The multifarious attempts at voter suppression in the 2020 US presidential election might prompt Australians to be grateful for the quality of our own electoral administration. Uniquely, Australia has had since… Continue reading

What does social media use during the 2019 federal election tell us about far-right parties in Australia?

The use of internet technologies, such as social media, are closely intertwined with how political parties organise and campaign today. This embrace of the internet has an impact on the organising logics and… Continue reading

The Survival and Tenure of Australian Attorneys General

(c) High Court of Australia The person who holds the portfolio of Attorney-General is rarely front of mind in the Australian collective political consciousness. The positions of Prime Minister, Treasurer, and Minister for… Continue reading

When did recent campaigns against tax dodging companies peak in the UK and Australia?

  How has civil society advocacy around international tax justice issues, such as multinational corporate tax avoidance, waxed and waned after the 2008 financial crisis? Which is more mobilising: austerity policies from national… Continue reading

Australians like vaccination, and overwhelmingly think it should be mandatory

Mass childhood vaccination is one of the most important public health measures ever devised. As well as protecting vaccinated individuals, high levels of overall vaccination also protect those who can’t be vaccinated themselves.… Continue reading

Western civilisation or social engineering?

 The Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation is anxious to establish a degree course at an Australian university, to compensate for a perceived lack of attention paid to the foundations of western civilisation. This… Continue reading

The logic of policy-motivated parties

Representative democracy is party democracy. Parties helped to create and continue to shape our democratic institutions, dominating the formation of governments and (most) executive offices around the world. The policies they adopt when… Continue reading

The Chance of a Dangerous Adventure

About two years ago the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House surveyed the Australian cultural landscape – in terms of things prime ministerial – and started thinking about what we could… Continue reading