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16 October 2019

How Australian federal politicians would like to reform their democracy

Watch Dr Helen Haines MP, Tanya Plibersek MP, David Sharma MP, Professor Mark Evans, Michelle Grattan and Professor Gerry Stoker discuss the findings from How Australian federal politicians would like to reform their democracy at Parliament House on 16 October. The video was produced by our digital partner, contentgroup.

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16 October 2019

The Conversation

Revealed: how Australian politicians would bridge the trust divide

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5 September 2019

Liberalism and Australian Democracy: Lessons from History – A talk by Dr David Kemp

In August, MoAD hosted a free public talk by the Hon. Dr David Kemp, Chairman of the MoAD Board, who reflected on the contribution of liberalism to Australia’s democratic story and asks what we can learn for the future.

The public talk is part of the Democracy 2025’s Future Democracy series, was held in the House of Representatives Chamber in the spiritual home of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

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5 September 2019

New D2025 report: APS deliberative jury

An Australian Public Service (APS) deliberative jury was convened at Old Parliament House in February to consider the question, ‘What key elements of democratic trust are broken and what needs to change to create a trusted APS?’ The jury’s recommendations are outlined in the latest report by Democracy 2025.

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20 July 2019

Australians’ faith in politics has collapsed – how can we reimagine democracy?

Australians like democracy, just not the version we have.

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30 May 2019

New Democracy 2025 report: Co-design and Deliberative Engagement: what works?

The report examines how co-design and deliberative engagements are rapidly changing the way governments around the world grapple with complex public policy problems.

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22 May 2019

The Policy Space

The Polls May Have Been Off, but the Australian Federal Election Exposed a Growing Geographical and “Chattering” Divide

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15 May 2019

The Policy Space

To Rebuild Trust in Politics, We Need to Place Trust in Citizens

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25 March 2019

The Mandarin

The APS’s role in restoring public trust

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6 March 2019

ABC Radio, The Focus

Democracy in crisis - why trust in politicians is at a record low and can it be fixed?

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6 March 2019

Democratic Conversations: Ireland’s constitutional mini-publics

Professor David Farrell, University College of Dublin, Dr Nicole Curato, University of Canberra and Dr Simon Niemeyer, Australian National University discuss how the Republic of Ireland has been a trailblazer in the use of deliberative mini-publics for important topics of constitutional reform, including marriage equality.

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25 February 2019

The Conversation

Trust in politicians and government is at an all-time low. The next government must work to fix that

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