Cheryl Saunders

Here’s how to renew Australia’s Democracy

Longer parliamentary terms? More free votes by MPs? Party publication of membership numbers and financial details each year? All proposals for consideration in a new report endorsed by 13 high-profile former public servants and ministers. Read More

Cheryl Saunders: ten principles for reforming federalism

The government's federalism white paper process has been "inconsistent" and "opaque", top legal expert Cheryl Saunders said at Tuesday's John Button Oration. Although Australians are obsessed with ending vertical fiscal imbalance, maybe it's not even necessary. Read More