Representation: consent, legitimacy and accountability

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Representation: consent, legitimacy and accountability Peter Tait, member CAPAD At our current point in the evolution of human governance, a combination of factors (1) means that in nation states using a liberal democracy model, some form of representation in the decision making assembly is required. Further, for reasons of custom … Read More

General Meeting 16 February

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Next General Meeting for members and the public is 16 February 2016. Venue: Hellenic Club, Woden. Time: 7:30pm – 9:30 pm (19:30–21:30) To cover costs, we ask for a donation of $10 per attendee.  

Media Release: Citizen Jury re Tax Reform?

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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

How might CAPaD develop?

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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

Why do we need a Canberra Alliance for Participatory Democracy?

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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

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