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Young People, Political Knowledge And The Future Of Australian Democracy
Yet irrespective of the age at which they are able to vote, a young person must understand the Australian system of politics and its electoral system to be prepared to confidently participate in the democratic process. The current problem is that man
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Democracy Before Dollars: The Problems With Money In Australian Politics And How To Fix Them
The aspiration of representative democracy is that this distance is bridged by strong mechanisms of accountability and responsiveness, as well as an ethos based on the public interest, all of which seek to ensure that government officials rule ‘for t
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The Problem Of Refugee Immigration
EDITOR FORWARD Australia’s immigration history is rocky, yet while each wave of immigration into Australia has met with teething issues, our country is generally proud to call itself an immigration nation. But when it is refugees that are the immigra