SHARING IDEAS THAT DO GOOD

LET’S ADVANCE AUSTRALIA ‘FAIR’

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With the recent increases in social support spending, a lot is being written about what needs to be done about debt levels and the direction of Australia’s fiscal health.  

This discussion gives us as citizens a great opportunity to contribute to a clearer definition of the type of country we wish to be, and how this should be funded.  

If we want: ‘A truly participative liberal democracy that offers equal opportunity, cares for the less fortunate and encourages individual endeavour’.

Then let’s have a discussion on the ‘how’. A great topic for a citizen’s jury!  

What do you think?

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Lynn Wood @ 2022.02.28 11:52 PM

A new use for a citizen's jury

https://capitalofdemocracy.eu


Glenn Barnes @ 2022.03.01 5:03 AM

Just as Ireland (starting in 2016) used a convention and citizens' juries to work through their complex governance issues, Australia could too!

The key is to have a sound representation of the population (not dominated by the great, good, organised or political) meet and have fact-based discussions of the critical issues, with complete transparency to the overall community. The objective is to determine common interest solutions where people in the community feel people like them have contributed to the deliberations and that the majority can accept as balanced and fair. Such an outcome gives politicians a clear view of what to do ... and an "if not - why not" challenge!




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