Australia’s political landscape is changing. Voters are increasingly abandoning the country’s major parties in favor of small ones and independents.
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Study Shows ‘Large-Scale Abandonment’ Of Australia’s Major Parties
In 1967, three out of four voters said they consistently backed the same party, but by 2022, this number had fallen to just over one in three.
Could Australia-Style Voting Help In The US?
This week’s turnout for the US congressional elections could be a record, although it will still fall below many other countries.
From Cake To Volunteers, Welcome To Australia’s Democracy Day
The atmosphere in the interstate polling booth in Sydney’s inner east resembled that of an emergency room waiting for a donor organ.
When Will Australia Confront Corruption?
Corruption threatens Australia democracy with the failure to, for example, establish an anti-corruption commission and regulate lobbying.
‘Where Is Peng Shuai?’ T-Shirts Banned From Australian Open
Tennis fans at the Australian Open were asked by tournament security to remove T-shirts bearing the words “Where is Peng Shuai?”
AUKUS alliance a step on path to rescuing democracy
The trilateral security alliance between Australia, the UK and the US is a test of positive globalism as an international relations paradigm.
Australia Traded Away Too Much Liberty
Australia’s federal and state governments put stringent restrictions on its citizens in order to keep the coronavirus out of the country.
Including Election Systems As Critical Infrastructure
Former US CISA director Chris Krebs said that election systems should be classified as critical infrastructure by Australian lawmakers.
Chinese Students In Australia Threatened By Beijing
Pro-democracy Chinese students in Australia have been tracked, harassed, and intimidated by China’s government and sympathizers.