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How Australian federal politicians would like to reform their democracy

Democracy 2025

This report is based on the responses of 98 members of Parliament (out of 226) to a survey co-designed with the Joint Standing Committee of Electoral Matters (JSCEM).

  • Mark Evans, Gerry Stoker, Max Halupka
  • APO

These responses are not representative of the 45th Federal Parliament as a whole, but they nevertheless provide a – sometimes surprising and indicative – set of perspectives from a substantial set of representatives.

The survey responses establish that while many of Australia’s federal politicians are more satisfied with the way democracy works than samples of their fellow citizens, they are sufficiently concerned about evidence of a

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