This Democracy 100 brief compares our findings with data derived from the pre-event survey of what you think about Australian democracy, its core values, strengths and weaknesses and areas requiring renewal.
There is compelling evidence of the increasing disconnect between government and citizen reflected in the decline of democratic satisfaction, trust in politicians, political parties and other key institutions and lack of public confidence in the capacity of governments (of whatever colour) to address public policy concerns. Indeed we are currently experiencing a culture shift from an allegiant to a divergent democratic culture.
Nonetheless, Democracy 100 champions remain confident in the adaptive capacity of Australian democracy to renew itself through the “Power of Us”. With this aim in mind they present a compelling canvass of the constituent elements of a Charter for Democratic Practice based on authentic democratic values, which can enable all Australians to participate and meet the challenges of 21st century governance.