Next Committee Meeting on February 24, 7:30pm, at St Margaret’s Uniting Church, Hackett.
Media Release: A Citizen Jury to Assist in Identifying Options for Tax Reform? The Co-Chair of the recently formed Canberra Alliance for Participatory Democracy (CAPaD), Ms Beth Slatyer, today welcomed the recent statement by the Treasurer, Scott Morrison, that the Commonwealth government is open to new thinking in the community … Read More
The Canberra Alliance for Participatory Democracy (CAPaD) is a couple of months old and 100 members strong. At a recent meeting, members took stock and offered their views on the future role of the new body. We heard from Ms Cathy McGowan, the independent MHR from Indi in Victoria, about … Read More
Talk by Bob Douglas, Sunday 25 October 2015 My task today is to outline the background to this meeting and to say a little about what the new Alliance could achieve. The steering group which has brought you together today grew out of a couple of public meetings held earlier … Read More
Democracy is in trouble across the Western world. Australia is not alone in experiencing a large fall in political party membership, undue influence of the corporate sector on government thinking; declining public trust in the decisions of political leaders, and cynicism in the electorate about protection of the public interest. … Read More