We need a New-Democracy: Australia has one

Have you heard anything about renewing the state of NZ’s democracy, even whispers, from the new Government? How about from other organisations? I’ve been listening but, despite worrying trends in voter turnout, trust and confidence, haven’t heard much at all. ‘Listening is an instrument of power’ [1], so you know something is up when the…

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Ssssshhhh listening happening

I’m sure many of us have experienced the situation when we’ve tuned into something new and suddenly the very thing which we now recognize or see or understand starts to turn up in a variety of places. This happened to me very recently when I came across this passage in Dana Spiotta’s new novel: Innocents…

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