Citizen engagement

Under Citizen engagement are found pieces on civil society and civil society organisations, consumer protection and ways of encouraging greater citizen engagement in political life.

Issue sheets - democracy

Civil society and public advocacy – a viewpoint

This is an opinion piece about the key role played by civil society and civil society organizations in democratic life…

Consumer rights and protection

This is a discussion about consumer rights and their protection and the best means of strengthening consumer rights and protection…

Citizen engagement

This is a discussion about ways of encouraging more active citizen engagement in political and democratic life and the public benefits that can flow from such engagement…


Related link

The table Democratic Reform Initiatives – current status briefly summarises areas of desirable democratic reform and the justifications for such reform and then lists the current status or proposed action or legislation related to the matter in the federal parliament …

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.