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How to clean up Australian politics

February 2002 - How to clean up Australian politicsDuring the past few years, there has been a widely-reported increase in public dislike and distrust of politicians and politics. This has worrying consequences for all participants in the democratic process - including those who are currently switching off. This month, On Line Opinion asks what can be done to reverse this trend and re-engage the disenchanted public.

What’s wrong with single-member electorates - Part 2
by Bogey Musidlak - 15/03/2002
Nexus, Interface, and Democratic Renewal
by Miriam Lyons - 28/02/2002
Swan's missing middle misses analysis
by Warwick Powell - 25/02/2002
"We’re not dead yet": connecting with the missing middle
by Wayne Swan - 15/02/2002
Keeping political parties honest
by Natasha Stott Despoja - 15/02/2002
Labor factionalism and renewal
by Rob Hamilton - 15/02/2002
Improving the image of politicians
by Dorothy Pratt - 15/02/2002
Explaining the Grumpy Old Men (and Bettina)
by Paul Norton - 15/02/2002
Pollies and image: is it the connection that's wrong?
by Phillip Pendal - 15/02/2002
The power of parliamentary debate to influence policy outcomes
by Kevin Rozzoli - 15/02/2002
Steps to improve the relevance of the Victorian Parliament
by Judy Maddigan - 15/02/2002
Repairing politics
by Mark Latham - 15/02/2002
The Nationals need to review their place in Australian politics, too
by Brian Costar - 15/02/2002
Returning to representation: reform the political system from left and right
by Peter Andren - 15/02/2002
What’s wrong with single-member electorates - Part I
by Bogey Musidlak - 15/02/2002
Renewing democracy
by Carmen Lawrence - 2/02/2002

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