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Raising people’s voices in Parliament
Senator Ricky Muir says it is time people living in poverty were given a real voice in Parliament, raised above those of think tanks and party lines. Amid Senate reforms set to diminish the likelihood of people from ‘micro parties’ being elected, he urges people to use their vote carefully if they want their voices heard in Parliament.
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Time to take a seat at the table
The Victorian community and the community sector are a powerful force for good, working to support people, strengthen society and advocate for change. Emma King says It’s time the sector took its rightful place as the “fifth estate”, equal to those domains traditionally recognised as wielding power and influencing society’s course — the government, the media and the courts.
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The power of advocacy
Advocacy can be empowering, and can also be a long and difficult road, marked by challenge, isolation and opposition. Insight editor Kellee Nolan asked Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights CEO Joumanah El Matrah about her views on the power of advocacy, and what it takes to persist in the pursuit of a fair and just society.
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