What does it mean to be an Active Citizen?

Discussing, Learning, Upskilling, Influencing, Facilitating, Uniting, Connecting, Making change… Active citizens do many ‘things’ to improve the lives of others. They contribute to social justice in their community by taking action on issues in order to make a difference. They question the way things are done. Active citizenship can be demonstrated globally, nationally and locally. […]

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Bringing the VEC to you

Do you want to enhance the experience of the Passport to Democracy program with your students? Then why not have a VEC education officer deliver a mock election in your classroom! We will bring voting screens, ballot papers, and ballot box to replicate a voting centre. This 75 minute incursion will include: roles at the […]

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Newspaper with a 'free speech' headline

Free Speech. Just how free should it be?

Freedom of speech is defined as the right of people to express their opinions publicly without governmental interference, subject to the laws against libel, incitement to violence or rebellion, etc. Free speech is a fundamental part of our democracy. But does that mean we have the right to say anything we want? What if our […]

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Indian women showing a marked indexed finger

The Greatest Exercise in Democracy

Throughout India’s 35 states and territories, approximately 930,000 polling booths closed on Monday 12 May 2014, which marked the end of an astonishing five week election! India has just staged the world’s largest democratic election. How much do you know about this ground breaking election? Have a read through this ABC News article on the […]

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