Democracy Forum – October 28th – Castlemaine

Three events are taking place in sequence on October 28th in Castlemaine, central Victoria, that will explore opportunities for reclaiming democracy in regional and rural Australia, view a view to encourage community-led collective action and rethinking the best way to achieve truely representative democracy.

RSVP is essential for all three sessions and places are limited.

11am – Learn about the history of Voices for Indi and how they used this community driven model to create a policy platform for the seat of Indi. Where? Continuing Education Building, front entrance. Free, (BYO coffee). Book here: learningfromv4i.eventbrite.com.au

1.30pm – Community and business leaders are invited to explore and discuss the Voices for Indi Kitchen Table model as an opportunity to supporting collective action in central Victoria. Where? Ray Bradfield Room. Free, afternoon tea provided. Book here: v4iworkshopcentralvic.eventbrite.com.au

5pm – Gabrielle Chan in conversation with Cate Kennedy. In Rusted Off, she looks to her own rural community’s main street for answers to the big questions driving voters. Why are we so fed up with politics? Why are formerly rusted-on country voters deserting major parties in greater numbers than their city cousins? Can ordinary people teach us more about the way forward for government? Where? New Northern Art Hotel, 359 Barker St. Book herehttps://www.trybooking.com/YSUP

 

Citizen’s Jury and deliberative democracy – case studies

Thanks to everyone who joined in last night for ‘Could a ‘Standing Citizen Chamber’ restore trust and resilience?‘, it was a great conversation led by locals Cathy Wheel and Geoff Turner. The event brief prepared by Cathy Wheel can be found here for those of you who missed in and are interested in an overview of the concept.
Here are some resources for those of you wanting to explore the Citizen’s Jury and other forms of deliberative democracy further in Australia:

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