Democracy in Australia


‘Democracy in Australia’ contains descriptions of Australia’s democracy and political system, characteristics of an open democratic society, and reforms needed to strengthen democracy in Australia. It includes some twenty pieces on electoral reform, a stronger parliament, a more accountable government, anti-corruption, freedom of speech, citizen engagement and human rights.

Click the following to access the Collaboration’s 40 Fact & Issue sheets, its Democracy in Australia material, its Essays, Books & Reports or its School resources.

Recent releases


Hear Our Voice book cover Hear Our Voice Ken Coghill & Paula Wright

New reports

Book cover Are we progressing: Comprehensive monitoring and reporting in Australia Andrew Macintosh & Deb Wilkinson

New Essays

HRFA-cover Human Rights For and Against Spencer Zifcak & Alison King

Aus-Economy The Australian Economy Ian McAuley

GPoverty-img Global poverty Michelle Sowey

For the launch of the new web site:

Democracy in Australia

Full revisions completed.

Fact and Issue Sheets

Revisions to nearly all sheets completed.

School resources

Full revisions completed.