Australia: Freedom of expression

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 Australia

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.955
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.965
 Min - Max 0.933 - 0.975
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Australia from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Australia during that period was 0.965 index points with a minimum of 0.933 index points in 1960 and a maximum of 0.975 index points in 2002. The latest value from 2022 is 0.955 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 171 countries is 0.630 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Australia - Freedom of expression - Recent values chart

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Australia - Freedom of expression - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Measures the government respect for press and media freedom, political discussion, and academic and cultural expression.

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 Freedom of expression 0.955 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.029 2022 index points
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 Parliamentary elections 1.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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