Direct democracy

22 November 2010

In Switzerland voters not only elect the government, they also directly vote on policy issues and legislation passed by the parliament. What can Australia learn from Switzerland?


Hanspeter Kriersi
Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Zurich

Bruno Kaufmann
Political Scientist and Founder and President of the Initiative and Referendum Institute.

Wolf Linder
Political scientist, emeritus from the University of Bern.

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Annabelle Quince, 2010, Direct democracy, Rear Vision, ABC Radio National, viewed 27 April 2017, <>.

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