State of Democracy: Focus on Australia & The Rise of Minor Parties

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In part two of our series on The State of Democracy. We turn our focus back towards Australia.

An unprecedented amount of votes were cast for parties other than Labor & The Liberals at the last Federal Election in 2016. Is this a sign of the crumbling of our political system as we know it?

Or has Australia, like it did with the global financial crisis, weathered the populist political storm that have been impacting other nations around the world?

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Tuesday, May 22 2018
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Featured in storySenator Brian Burston, One Nation Senator for New South WalesCarmela Chivers, Associate at The Grattan Institute Dr Zareh Ghazarian, Political Scientist at Monash UniversityBruce Hawker, Political Strategist at The Labor Party
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