Dr Janette Hartz-Karp looks at how deliberation can revitalise our democracy.
Eva Cox Believes that we need to move from counting victims and expecting the victors to be nice to us, to discussing why the present system is both dysfunctional and unethical. And asks, ‘how can it be ethical to make… more
Tim Woodruff offers a valuable critique of Labor’s Medicare Gold.
Allison Henry and John Warhurst The researchers found that only half of the young people they interviewed would vote if it was not compulsory, and among the reasons given by respondents for not voting was lack of knowledge.
Daniel Donahoo argues that local government and community organisational models will be play a big role in the future of community-government relations.
Olga Havnen Examines a narrowing of the gap in life expectancy between indigenous and non-indigenous people in Canada, New Zealand and the USA to between four and ten years – compared with a gap of about twenty-five years in Australia.
Gillian Bouras ‘I learned too late about the signs of her intention: she seemed light-hearted, friends said, for the first time in ages, and she was giving people presents. Of course it turned out that they were her own possessions… more