Democracy 2025 is strengthening democratic practice in Australia through research, dialogue and innovation.

Established in the context of the lowest level recording of public trust and satisfaction with Australia’s democratic arrangements and set against the global rise of debased semi-democracies, Democracy 2025 audits the qualities of Australian democracy, investigates and experiments with what works in terms of renewing our representative system of government and facilitates non-partisan conversations on how to improve our democratic practice and be the best democracy that we can be.

We are igniting a national conversation about our democratic practice and building a new generation of democratically engaged Australians.

Democracy 2025’s six core programs will be delivered in partnership with national and international leaders in their fields.

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Democracy 2025 is an initiative of the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) and the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra (UC-IGPA).

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Old Parliament House. Credit Andrew Merry.

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Patrick Weller and Michelle Grattan discuss the Dilemmas of Cabinet Government in Times of Covid-19

Welcome to our latest Democracy 2025 podcast. Patrick Weller, Emeritus Professor at Griffith University and an international authority on Prime Ministerial leadership has co-authored a new book entitled “Comparing Cabinets: Dilemmas of Cabinet Government” with Rod Rhodes and Dennis Grube. The book examines the challenges confronting the operation of cabinet government in Australia, Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands and Switzerland and is published by Oxford University Press just in time for Christmas! In this podcast Patrick and Michelle Grattan (Chief Correspondent at the Conversation and Professorial Fellow at the University of Canberra), join Mark Evans to discuss the dilemmas of cabinet government in times of Covid-19.

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Biden calls Summit just when democracy is at the crossroads

Mark Evans and Gerry Stoker evaluate current challenges posed to liberal democracy during the pandemic and identify pathways to renewal.

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Australian democracy under pressure

Mark Evans provides an update of the state of democracy in Australia in the aftermath of the publication of International IDEA’s 2021 State of Democracy Report in the Asia Pacific.

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Saving Democracy

Mark Evans and Gerry Stoker review the findings from Democracy 2025’s Saving Democracy crowd sourcing initiative to be publish by Bloomsbury Books in early 2022.

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