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Free speech has failed us

Contributor, Monday, 4th November 2019 -  In many cases more speech is not always in the best interests of truth or humanity, writes Dr Tim Dean.

Civil society takes up fight to make democracy equal again

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 25th September 2019 -  The multi-million dollar individual candidate spends seen in the 2019 federal election should be stopped warns a coalition of civil society groups, who are calling for an immediate cap on election spending.    

‘Trust is the glue that enables collective action for mutual benefit’

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 24th September 2019 -  Trust in government and politicians is at an all time low, says the director of Democracy 2025, who warns a lack of trust could pose a threat to our democracy.

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Three good reasons to be grateful for whistleblowers

Oliver May, Tuesday, 11th June 2019 -  Australia’s new whistleblower protection legislation means many charities might need to change their approach to managing disclosures. But some of us also might need to change how we think about whistleblowing, writes Oliver May.

Fears media raids could silence advocacy

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 7th June 2019 -  Civil society groups have raised concerns over the threat the Australian Federal Police raids on journalists and news outlets pose to the ability of charity and advocacy groups to speak up for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in Australia.  

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The Economic Horror

John Falzon, Wednesday, 23rd January 2019 -  If any government is serious about fighting inequality instead of boosting and buttressing it, it must start by listening to the people who bear the brunt of inequality, writes Dr John Falzon in this reflection on the rise of neoliberalism.

Report Calls for Government to Defend Democracy

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 8th June 2017 -  The Australian government is being urged to take action to “defend democracy” and encourage vibrant debate on matters of public interest.
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