Links and Downloads
Participedia : Strengthening democracy through shared knowledge: a list of hundreds of participatory experiments and experiences across the world.
Museum of Australian Democracy : in Old Parliament House. How our democracy is and how it could be.
Australia21 : an independent research organisation focusing on real-world problems, sometimes called “wicked,” facing Australia.
Sydney Alliance : a diverse coalition using community organising to make Sydney a better place to live.
newDemocracy Foundation : innovating in how we do democracy in Australia.
Living Room Conversations : Open your ears. Open your mind. Open your home.
Fair Go for Canberra : a community-driven campaign enabling Canberrans to defend themselves from the Federal Liberal Government.
They Vote For You : how does your MP vote on issues that matter to you?
Your SAy : citizen input into South Australian government decisions.
Industrial Areas Foundation : the USA’s largest and oldest network for citizen leadership development.
Citizens UK : organises communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good.
The Citizen’s Handbook : A mine of resources for community organising, creating a community project, change, participation and deliberation.
Project for Public Spaces : A nonprofit planning, design and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities.
- Background Information
- Membership Form
- Citizens Assembly Information Kit: Citizen Assembly as best practice consultation
- Representation: consent, legitimacy and accountability, by Peter Tait
- CAPaD Policy and Role regarding the 2016 Federal and ACT Elections
- David van Reybrouck, Against Elections, using sortition to deal with ballot box fatigue, by Peter Tait, 2016
- Terrill G. Bouricius, Democracy through Multi-Body Sortition : Athenian Lessons for the Modern Day, New Democracy Institute, 2013
ACT Elections 2016 Document Downloads
- Media Release: Candidate Statements the “New Normal”?
- Candidates who made a statement
- Candidates who did not make a statement
- Map of Electoral Boundaries
- Register of Political Parties
The CAPaD Candidate Statement Template, ready to be filled out, may be downloaded in two formats:
ACT Government 2016 (to present)
Canberra Times : Time to declare both sides of politics and the Australian people the winners, by Ian Dunlop and Bob Douglas (12/07/2016)
Canberra Times : Sick of politics: Ten charts that show why Donald Trump and Brexit could happen in Australia (20/12/2016)