Canberra Alliance set for active new year

After the AGM we have some new Committee members.
The subsequent planning meeting focussed on three action groups:

  1. Genuine Citizen Participation in Government
  2. MLA Roles, Relationships and Accountability
  3. Connected Communities, or Democracy in Your Street.

Interested? Contact the Secretary.

More news later.


CAPaD and the ACT Government: Deliberate ACT

Deliberate ACT is a collaboration between the Canberra Alliance for Participatory Democracy, the University of Canberra’s Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, and the ACT Government.

Its purpose is to explore how citizens and governments together can better deliberate, decide and collaborate. Deliberate ACT is a regular forum, free and open to the public.

The eighth and last meeting for 2018 was held on 22 November. Meetings will resume in February 2019.


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 citizens, 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.

How can we 'save/make' democratic government work?

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