Rooting Democracy: Growing the Society We Want

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Allen & Unwin, 1997 - Political Science - 296 pages
Parliament alone cannot protect the public interest while safeguarding individual rights. For a flourishing democracy with properly visible accountable government, we must protect and develop those less visible - and thus more vulnerable - institutions, such as public prosecutors, human rights commissions, the independence of the judiciary and public service, FOI, ombudsmen and other watchdogs which provide the checks and balances vital to democracy. This analysis makes useful reading for civics education, for those who value participatory democracy and a truly civil society.

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About the author (1997)

Moira Rayner is a lawyer, writer, speaker, journalist and social commentator. As a lawyer, she has worked with both the highfliers of corporate Australia and the most disadvantaged of citizens. She has worked as a Law Reform Commissioner, and was a consultant to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission's Homeless Children Inquiry. Rayner describes herself as an idealist and activist, and she is well known for her role as an outspoken commentator on the rights of all Australians.

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