Podcast: Democracy – is Queensland different? (A night in the JOL)

The thin edge : ' you've found them out, now vote them out', Vote Labor. c.1929. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

The quest for good governance and the preservation of hard won democratic principles have been preoccupations for much of Queensland’s political history. But is our experience of democracy in some way different from that of other states?

At SLQ’s most recent Night in the JOL Ian Townsend put the question to political journalist, turned academic Dr Lorann Downer and prize-winning author and journalist Matt Condon. It was a fascinating and wide ranging discussion!

Democracy - is Queensland different? with Dr Lorann Downer

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.

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