Populism, politics, and pessimism: 2017's first Conversation with the Archbishop

The first Conversation with the Archbishop for 2017 asks "is democracy broken?"

May 18 2017In what was always going to be a fascinating morning, Labor great Barry Jones and President of the Law Council of Australia Fiona Mcleod joined Archbishop Philip Freier to ponder the question "is democracy broken?". The focus of the conversation ranged from the lack of trust in civic institutions, the fragility of the rule of law in democracies, the desperate need to engage young people, to the disconcerting rise of populism both here and abroad. You can listen to the full proceedings of the mornings discussion, held on May 17 at Federation Square's Deakin Edge, or watch the video, below.