Democracy 2.0

I came across an excellent article the other day, exhorting Obama to put teeth into the ethic of transparency he says is going to be important in his administration, by implementing Wikipedia-style revision control into his website, and eventually into all government regulations and legislation.

I think it’s a great idea, one we should use in our own country. Australian democracy cries out for improvements, and not just on the technological side. Sunset clauses, set term limits, recall elections, and citizen-initiated referenda are all things that would make it work more fairly and effectively.

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