CAPaD wants a democratic Canberra — where citizens trust their elected representatives, hold them accountable, engage in decision-making, and defend what sustains the public interest.

We will do this by:

  • Empowering Canberrans to engage in owning and planning for our common future
  • Developing and supporting citizends, community and civil society engagement in public decision-making
  • Facilitating opportunities for citizen input into government decisions
  • Developing citizens' capacity to hold governments and policymakers more accountable.

Deliberate ACT

Deliberate ACT — Community of Interest Meet Up #4: Why do we need trust in engagement processes?

Thurs 28 June 2018, 5:30–7pm Members Dining Room, Old Parliament House.

This session builds on our previous meet ups where we established our ground rules, what we wanted to focus on and explore our experience of engagement as facilitators, practitioners, stakeholders, experts and the community.

Are you interested in how citizens and governments can better deliberate, decide and collaborate — together?

Come and join a new community of interest where we work together to share and learn what works (or doesn't).

Open to anyone - interested members of the public, academics, passionate democracy advocates, engagement practitioners and public servants.


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