Parliamentary Triangle Seminar Series

DOING DEMOCRACY DIFFERENTLY - WHAT WORKS? EVIDENCE FROM THE LATEST EXPERIMENTS IN AUSTRALIA AND BEYOND

Thu 16 November 2017Luca Belgiorno-Nettis AM (New Democracy Foundation), Nicole Hunter (Mosaic), Dr Nicole Curato and Professor John Dryzek (Centre for Deliberative Democracy) and Professor Gerry Stoker (New Policy Network) facilitated by Virginia Haussegger AM. / Thursday 16 November : 5.00pm for a 5.30pm startMembers' Dining Room 2, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

SMART GOVERNANCE CONVERSATIONS ON DESIRABLE FUTURES

Australian governance is undergoing significant challenges. Public confidence in the capacity of government to address policy fundamentals is very low but expectations remain high. Two surveys conducted in 2016 and 2017 by the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) and Ipsos suggest that a majority of Australian citizens only trust Federal Government to tackle issues of defence and national security. Moreover, the toxic cocktail of short-termism, cost containment and adversarial politics in our political system places significant constraints on the ability of our policy systems to affect meaningful change. However, there are also signs across the Canberra policy village of a growing desire to do policy differently. A drive to exploit new technologies, methods of policy creation and sources of knowledge and expertise both nationally and internationally. This provides the perfect time and space to launch a series of smart governance conversations between knowledge institutions and practitioners on desirable policy futures. Each facilitated conversation will include the latest evidence on what works translated by leading practitioners in the field. IGPA in collaboration with the Museum of Australian Democracy and Telstra have designed a series of nationally significant conversations with thought leaders on a wide range of topics from the future of indigenous policy to new ways of delivering public services to reconnecting citizens and government. We invite you to join the conversation and have your say! 

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