Monthly Archives: September 2014

Part 3 of three part series on democracy in The Guardian

If democracy is broken, why should we vote? By Warwick Smith Originally published at theguardian.com, Thursday 18 September 2014 14.28 AEST Some argue that only by withdrawing our participation from the broken system can we hope to fix it or … Continue reading

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The state of democracy – Part 2 of 3 in The Guardian

Political donations corrupt democracy in ways you might not realise By Warwick Smith Originally published at The Guardian, Thursday 11 September 2014 10.37 AEST A consequence of a donation-driven approach to politics is that areas of political debate are in … Continue reading

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Political donations in Australia 2012/13

The below list is from AEC data (via the ABC who saved me the time of compiling a table) of donations to political parties during the 2012/13 fincial year sorted by donor. The objective of this post is to illustrate … Continue reading

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