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Former Prime Minister, John Howard, oversaw Australia's entry into the Iraq war in 2003, as part of US President George W. Bush's 'coalition of the willing.' In the wake of the Chilcot report, which is critical of the UK's role in the Iraq invasion, he...
One thing Election 2016 seems to have demonstrated, is that volatility is the new normal. Pendulum like election results, significant swings, minor parties and protest votes are the new political reality.
Does this demonstrate that voters are less addicted to political 'entertainment', less in...
Political philosophy has traditionally been concerned with the question of democratic legitimacy – the process by which the people confer the right to govern onto political representatives.
But with the rise of protest politics on the left and right alike, the people often seem...
An election is the ultimate test of any politician, but especially the party leaders. They put themselves on the line having shaped entire careers—and lives—towards the moment when voters make that harsh judgement: are you good enough to lead your nation?
Two of Australia's...
With another challenge of federal leadership, do people feel that it is fair to replace their Prime Minister without having a say?
Rebecca Huntley: Director of IPSOS Research
Producer: Steven Turner
Presenter: Natasha Mitchell
This dialogue examines the growth of inequality in Australia.
This Dialogue, recorded at Swinburne on 18 September 2014, focused on one of the ‘elephants in the room’ – the growth of inequality in Australia. Australia was, and remains, less unequal than...
Leadership by definition offenses against fundamental principles of democracy – John Kane and Haig Patapan discuss the unique character and always fragile legitimacy of democratic leadership in order to explain why we so frequently suspect our political leaders of being less than honest with us....