RADIO NATIONAL | How to reinvigorate democracy

The parliamentary vote on same sex marriage is likely to be defeated, and the Prime Minister is advocating a range of options for what comes next.

One is a national plebiscite on the issue at the next election. This would only be the third in Australia’s history.

Is this a more democratic process than elected representatives making decisions for us?

Listen to the Inverview HERE




  • James Cahill, Researcher at Democracy Renewal, University of Melbourne
  • Peter Back, Senior Lecturer in Constitutional Law, Queensland University of Technology
  • Lyn Carson, Director and co-founder of New Democracy Foundation and Professor at the University of Sydney


  • Presenter, Jonathan Green
  • Producer, Serpil Senelmis
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