The atmosphere in the interstate polling booth in Sydney’s inner east resembled that of an emergency room waiting for a donor organ.
Australia articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for better democracy in Australia. In Australia, voting is compulsory and citizens participate in multiparty elections to choose representatives for the Parliament. Its unique election system is a focus of interest around the globe. Also check out our section on World Democracy.
Corruption threatens Australia democracy with the failure to, for example, establish an anti-corruption commission and regulate lobbying.
Tennis fans at the Australian Open were asked by tournament security to remove T-shirts bearing the words “Where is Peng Shuai?”
The trilateral security alliance between Australia, the UK and the US is a test of positive globalism as an international relations paradigm.
Australia’s federal and state governments put stringent restrictions on its citizens in order to keep the coronavirus out of the country.
Former US CISA director Chris Krebs said that election systems should be classified as critical infrastructure by Australian lawmakers.
Pro-democracy Chinese students in Australia have been tracked, harassed, and intimidated by China’s government and sympathizers.
A key expert argues for a shift toward the proportional representation system used in 89 countries around the world in Australia.
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Australia’s weak donation laws are allowing political parties to hide the origins of $1bn in income.