Democracy – is Queensland different?

Women inside gate of the city polling station voting for the first time Queensland state election May 1907, John Oxley Library, SLQ, Negative number: 36662

This event is now in the past.

In all of the public discourse surrounding the 2015 Queensland state election a spotlight has fallen on the ideal of democracy. The quest for good governance and the preservation of hard won democratic principles have been preoccupations for much of Queensland’s political history.

Explore Queensland’s very distinctive experience of the democratic process over several decades. Hear from political journalist, turned academic Dr Lorann Downer and prize-winning author and journalist Matt Condon as they engage in a stimulating conversation with Ian Townsend.     

For those looking for more insights, explore a special display in the John Oxley Reading Room, level 4, at 5.30pm.

Please note: Due to the high level of interest in this event, the venue has changed to Auditorium 2, level 2.

This event is part of A night in the JOL, a monthly series of talks delving into different aspects of Queensland’s rich and diverse history.  

Image: Women inside gate of the city polling station voting for the first time Queensland state election May 1907, John Oxley Library, SLQ, Negative number: 36662.

When:
Tue 21 Jul 2015, 6:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Venue:
SLQ Auditorium 2, level 2
Cost:
Free, bookings required
More information:
Queensland Memory
(07) 3840 7887
qldmemory@slq.qld.gov.au  

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