No. 4, Vol. 58 (2012)

Opinion: It’s Time for Direct Digital Democracy

I propose a counter-model to representative democracy which I call ‘Digital Direct Democracy’ or ‘D3’. It is, as the name suggests, a modified version of Direct Democracy, a system of government in which people vote on specific policies rather than electing representatives to vote on their behalf. Historically, Direct Democracy …

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If I Ruled the World: Edward J. Blakely

Nation-states are new. Germany and Italy are only 19th century inventions cobbling together very resistant duchess into a single country with a flag and borders. Until nation state erupted all over the world there was few border guards or minefields and fences curtailing movement of people anywhere in the world. …

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Spotlight on UNSW: Michael Kirby

This year, Tharunka continues with its interview series “Spotlight on UNSW,” where we speak to outstanding and inspiring members of the UNSW community. In our first spotlight, Cameron McPhedran spoke with the Honorable Michael Kirby. A High Court Justice for thirteen years and winner of the Gruber Justice Prize in …

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Quite Wyatt

He wants to savor the moment, to draw it out. He knows what the package contains and is equal parts delighted and intimidated. He carefully unknots the bow, peels back the wrappings. Speedos. Blue Speedos, Liberal Blue.

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