Is Our Democracy Broken?

Posted on Nov 7, 2016

Politics in the Pub discusses The State of Our Democracy: Donkey Votes, Minor Parties and Three Word Slogans.

Informal voting in Australian elections is on the rise, with this year’s federal election returning the highest rates of invalid ballot papers in nearly 30 years. Simultaneously, our last election showed the highest support for minor parties and independents, with nearly a quarter of Australians allocating their first preference to parties other than Labor and the Coalition.

Voters of all ages are expressing a growing disillusionment with Australian politics and a deep scepticism of politicians at all levels of government, citing revolving door leaderships and broken election promises as main contributors to this phenomenon.

What’s going on? Find out what the insiders and experts think at the year’s final Politics in the Pub.
Panellists will include ALP State Secretary Evan Moorhead, GetUp’s QLD Coordinator Ellen Roberts, Greens Councillor Jonathan Sri, Peter Ellerton from UQ’s Critical Thinking Project and Executive Director of the H.R. Nicolls Society John Slater.

This Q&A style discussion will be hosted by acclaimed ABC political reporter Chris O’Brien. Following the panel discussion the floor will be open to questions from the audience.

Join the pre-event discussion and see more details of the event here.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Politics in the Pub
Tuesday 15 November, 6-8pm
Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse
FREE, all welcome