How it works, why it matters and the power of your role in it.
To better understand how Australian democracy works, we can measure each part against three criteria: is it free, is it equitable and is it fair?Learn more
Simple definitions don’t capture the complexity and opportunity of democracy. It’s an ongoing conversation with robust discussion and debate.Learn more
Democracy relies on individuals contributing to society for the common good. But how much are we willing to contribute to our community, or see it change, to benefit others?
We expect to be treated equally regardless of background, age or gender. We aspire to equality but struggle with how to make it a reality. What does equality mean to you?
We want to be free to live how we choose. But in a democracy, freedoms are bound by laws, rules and social conventions. What happens when those boundaries are challenged?
Responding to a crisis requires collaboration across society. How we do this can create debate and disagreement. How do we find a way forward?
When democracy is threatened, action is needed. But some actions may temporarily limit freedoms or require individual sacrifice. Where do we draw the line?