There are many hundreds of pressure groups in Australia, some economic, some social, some with broad aims, some devoted to single issues.
An eloquent defence of protest and dissidence from The Age in 1987.
There is much debate about whether pressure groups enhance or detract from democratic values.
A discussion of the influence of radio talkback on the Federal government’s decision on petrol excise in March 2001.
Demonstrations against the World Economic Forum were held in Melbourne during September 2000. The protests were loosely organised by a group known as S11. This article is a report on the media coverage of the protests by the historian, Dr. Bernard Barrett.
A history of the activities of this Australian group devoted to women’s rights.
Information about this important peak lobby group. In 2001, the AMA president, Dr. Kerryn Phelps, was involved in a bitter conflict with the then Health Minister, Dr. Wooldridge.
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