The ABC’s National Interest takes a tour through the new museum
On 10 April 2009, ABC Radio National’s Peter Mares from The National Interest took a tour through what will become the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, reflecting on the changing nature of our democracy with the key people involved in developing the new museum.
The National Interest asks, how much do we know about the early foundations of democracy in Mesopotamia and ancient Greece and how did the political system develop and weave its way Down Under? How willing are we to sign petitions, to lobby, to take to the streets and protest, to write a letter of complaint? Do we take for granted the democratic freedoms awarded to us through Australian democracy?
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