So, keeping this post as brief as possible:-
Australia is NOT a democracy but rather a;
fascist state, corporatocracy. colony, police state or whatever other descriptions you choose to use.
ONE example example of democracy being thrown out the door is that the proper law making process in Queensland was destroyed with the UNLAWFUL abolition of the 'Upper House' in 1922.
Among many other great quotes, Richard Stallman in the below video @7:58 :
"We're heading for total disaster if we don't put an end to extreme capitalism and re-establish democracy"
EXCELLENT interview on business, governments and politics.
(640 x 480, 137MB download);