Metrics of democracy across the globe have found the project in decline for years now. Trump is where this gets you, not what causes it.
For some Trump supporters here in Australia, democracy seems to be an optional extra that shouldn't be allowed to get in the way of the outcome they want.
On paper, America's process for selecting judges is proofed against partisanship and corruption, while ours is open to all kinds of malfeasance. Yet in practice it's a different story altogether.
Independent media outlet New Naratif says when transparency and accountability go, governance and democracy go too.
This is not the time for our leaders to go all secretive. Australians need information, and they need it to be timely and honest.
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The prime minister wants the new national cabinet to be permanent, but experts are worried it hinders Australia's democratic process.
The government's response to the coronavirus crisis has, coincidentally, all the central features of fascism.