This weeks Slow News Weekly is a little different. Instead of delving into the main stories of the week Dave Burton is doing a special deep dive request into ‘Advocacy 101’. Part of Slow News Weekly’s ethos is the understanding that ordinary people aren’t just passive consumers of news. Our democracy implies that we actually have a say in all issues of Australian government. You have power over matters like the tax, immigration, health and education. But most Australians, particularly the young, don’t understand how our democracy works.