CAPaD focusses on taking action to change politics so people can participate better in decisions.

We work through Action Groups.

Click on an Action Group box below for information on how to become involved.

  • Alliance Building: meeting other groups and ACT government people and raising our profile, and additionally through the Citizens Juries and Urban Planning groups’ work.
  • Citizens Juries & Mini-Public Evaluation: a series of Hear the Participants events, and connections with government, academia (Canberra University Institute of Governance and Policy Analysis) through the Deliberate ACT community of practice.
  • Good Citizens Guide: indirectly, worked with the Frank Fenner Foundation on a basic Understanding and Using Government Effectively Manual.
  • Creating the New Story: the Action Group wove this thread into several other action groups’ work.
  • Kitchen Table Conversations Community Dialogue Methods: the Group revised the KTC kit and published it on our website.
  • MLA Accountability / Relationship: mapped out a plan of action, revised the 2016 candidate statements and as arranged a stall at the Southfest event to open dialogue with people about being represented.
  • Resources / Library (good-things-to-read): designed a topic list for our library and continued to collect useful material. This links to revamping the website to make if more accessible.
  • Social Change Training: activity here was immersed in the work of other actin groups.
  • Urban Planning Participation Working Group: continued informally in conversation with residents’ groups and other community organisations and our involvement in various ACT government consultations such as the Better Cities Engagement.