Improving ways for citizens to participate in creating our future

Developing a program for more open and responsive relationships with our representatives

Supporting citizens to better use and change the political system

2019 Action Foci

  • ongoing work with the ACT government and citizen groups to get our voice heard in decisions through evaluating and advocate for more ACT mini-public trials
  • building the resources ‘library’ for members and the public
  • working between academe and the public on bringing participatory and deliberative theory into practice
  • analysing and building on the 2016 Candidate Statements to understand the MLAs’ view on representation
  • convening a citizens’ group to discover our view on how a good representative works for us
  • promote this conversation across the electorates
  • plan action for the 2020 election
  • promoting our Kitchen Table Conversations (KTCs) Tool Kit for community groups
  • engage and work with community groups to enhance their campaign objectives

Upcoming Events

  1. CAPAD Committee Meeting

    24 April @ 19:15 - 20:00
  2. Canberra Alliance: MLA Roles and Responsibilities – a Conversation

    12 May @ 13:30 - 16:00
  3. CAPAD Committee Meeting

    29 May @ 19:15 - 20:00
  4. CAPAD Committee Meeting

    26 June @ 19:15 - 20:00
  5. CAPAD Committee Meeting

    31 July @ 19:15 - 20:00

Deliberate ACT

Exploring how citizens and governments can better deliberate and decide together.