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Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos speaks in Grand Rapids, Michigan. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File

Who is Betsy DeVos?

Confirmed in a historic tie-breaking vote by Vice President Pence, Betsy DeVos will be the next secretary of education. Here’s what you need to know about her past legislative actions and proposals.
Australia still follows Westminster in allowing key principles of democratic accountability to operate according to convention. Brad Hammonds

Following suit: why political conventions matter

Political conventions may be challenged and redefined by every new government, but it is their role in promoting political accountability that ensures the health of our democracy.
Modern video technology can make matters public, but accountability still depends on political processes to produce just outcomes. YouTube/screenshot

Accountability and the viral video: there are still no guarantees

Mobile video technology means outrageous behaviour and abuses can rapidly become public knowledge, but achieving just outcomes still depends on a political willingness to act on such knowledge.

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