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Latest news: Democracy

Australians’ satisfaction with democracy declining

Australians’ satisfaction with democracy remains high, but has declined over the last two decades, new research from the ANU shows.

Is our electoral system truly democratic? How Australia stacks up on 4 key measures

In Australia, we choose our political representatives and governments through a democratic electoral system.

Keeping democracy strong in the age of COVID-19

While most Australians accept the need for health restrictions, some fear containing COVID-19 has become more important than civil liberties.

Museum celebrates Day of Democracy

Today, on the International Day of Democracy, Canberra Daily talks to Daryl Karp, the director of the Museum of Australian Democracy.

Democracy and bees: the unique exhibition celebrating a unbee-lievable history

The Museum of Australia Democracy (MoAD) is abuzz following the opening of its latest exhibition, answering the perplexing question ‘what do honeybees and democracy have in common?’ HiveMind: Honeybees, Democracy and Me officially...

UC researchers commit to strengthening democracy

UC’s Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance has received funding for a research project designed to strengthen democracy in Australia.

ACT passes Truth in Political Advertising Laws

The ACT Legislative Assembly’s decision tonight to legislate for Truth in Political Advertising, backed by all sides of politics, is a stunning breakthrough, according to progressive thinktank, the Australia Institute. “This legislative advance shows...

Expanded early voting on the cards for ACT election

Telephone voting and expanded early voting are on the cards for the upcoming ACT election to ensure it can go ahead in a COVID-safe manner.

MoAD exhibition fights for a bright democratic future

Having a free press and a healthy democracy come hand in hand. The two ideals are heavily intertwined and co-dependent. Although coined by former Australian Democrats leader Don Chipp, the Australian adage of ‘keeping...