Full-time politician, part-time TikToker: how Mark Parton is connecting with Canberra

When the world went into lockdown due to COVID-19, Mark Parton took it upon himself to find other ways to relay his messages and policies as the ACT election neared in 2020. Being a “doorknocker from hell”, Mark ventured into other communication channels including Instagram and TikTok to connect with those who support him but also people who are unaware of who he is and what he stands for.Continue readingFull-time politician, part-time TikToker: how Mark Parton is connecting with Canberra

Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be … Done?

Since 1901, Parliamentary sittings have been opened with a reading of the Lord’s Prayer. Many view the prayer as a symbolic part of Australia’s history – one that provides ‘comfort and inspiration’ to those who choose to join, and is harmless to those who do not. Others argue that the shift in Australia’s religious identity, towards a dominantly non-Christian population, calls for a shift in our parliamentary practices.Continue readingThy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be … Done?