How would you like to actively participate shaping government policies, not just indirectly through your vote? Citizen juries allow just that. State and local governments have started to use citizen juries to address issues like infrastructure, budgeting or reforming the electoral system. These participatory democracy projects could radically alter the way all tiers of Australian governments make decisions. For the better … or worse?
Stephen Mayne, Councillor at Melbourne City Council
Iain Walker, CEO of the New Democracy Foundation
Professor Janette Hartz-Karp, Curtin University Sustainable Policy Institute
Chair: Dr Andrew Dodd, Program Director - Journalism, Swinburne University