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Scott Morrison and Donald Trump (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Saving democracy from the coup clux clan is everybody’s business. Right now

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.

President Donald Trump falsely claiming victory on election night 2020 (Image: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump’s attempted coup draws a clear line: support democracy or don’t

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.

New High Court justices Simon Steward and Jacqueline Gleeson (Image: AAP/Federal Court)

Supreme Court confirmation signals collapse of American democracy. Could it happen here?

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.

New Naratif founder and managing director Dr Ping Tjin (PJ) Thum in his home where police have seized his laptop (Image: Supplied)

How they deal with a defiant media in Singapore’s ‘democracy’

Independent media outlet New Naratif says when transparency and accountability go, governance and democracy go too.

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Transparency in the time of COVID-19: a short list of what’s going wrong with democracy

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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Your Say: Just how bad is the political gravy train?

In Your Say, we share Crikey readers' letters from our inbox.

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The real threat to democracy is right under the government’s nose

Social media platforms are garbage trucks regularly dumping rubbish on the public. They must be brought into line.

A meeting of the national cabinet to discuss COVID-19. (Image: AAP/Alex Ellinghausen)

The national cabinet’s rules, processes and information are shrouded in secrecy

The prime minister wants the new national cabinet to be permanent, but experts are worried it hinders Australia's democratic process.

Pandemic sends Australia lurching towards authoritarianism

The government's response to the coronavirus crisis has, coincidentally, all the central features of fascism.

Where democracy goes to die

This week: the Gitmo round; democracy in further decline; why Elizabeth Warren really really (really) lost; and Trump versus the virus.

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