Public consultation

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Book

Future skills for engagement practitioners

This ebook came about through a desire to investigate more deeply the role and experience of the community engagement practitioner today. The publication is intended less to instruct than to offer a reflection on the current state of the industry in Australia. That is, to...
Report

Locating authority: a vision for relational local government

This report introduces the concept of ‘relational local government’ - an approach to local governing that builds strong relationships between council service professionals and the people they are supporting, between councils and the community at large, and between local citizens themselves.
Report

Consulting matters: observations on the 2021-31 consultation documents

This report contains a summary of the non-standard audit reports issued by the Office of the Auditor-General in 2021.
Report

All ears: putting the public at the heart of levelling up

If 'levelling up' is to be seen as legitimate by those it is trying to help, it must meaningfully involve the public in decisions about how money is spent. This report finds that that the public is divided on what levelling up should look like...
Guide

Clean energy agreement making on First Nations land: what do strong agreements contain?

This publication outlines best practice guidelines for how clean energy companies could approach agreement making with the First Nations landholders of their potential development site.
Book

Community engagement 101: understand the impact of public consultation

Written for on-the-ground practitioners, engagement professionals and community members, this resource provides accessible explanations that cover the basics and bring an understanding of the principles that underline best-practice engagement.
Discussion paper

Freshwater farm plan regulations

This consultation document seeks feedback on options that will inform the development of freshwater farm plan regulations under part 9A of the Resource Management Amendment Act 2020.
Book

People in planning

This ebook is based on interviews with 15 UK-based developers and planning, engineering, traffic and communications consultants during April 2021.
Guide

A guide to establishing a children and young people’s advisory group

This resource has been developed to help organisations, including government departments, meaningfully and effectively involve children and young people in their decision making.
Report

Report on the deliberative engagement process with Victorian consumers

This report documents the deliberative community engagement program delivered to inform Vulnerability Strategy to facilitate more equitable access to essential services.
Submission

A proposed national policy statement on Indigenous biodiversity

The Ministry for the Environment and the Department of Conservation have published key themes from submissions made during the consultation on the proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity. Over 7,000 submissions were made on the proposed NPS including valuable suggestions for improvements.
Blog post

International public participation models 1969-2020

In this blog post, Sally Hussey provides an essential public engagement resource compiling 60 international public participation models dating back fifty years to Arnstein’s influential ‘Ladder of Citizen Participation’.
Report

Investigation into the planning and delivery of the Western Highway duplication project

Victorian government agencies acted in good faith when consulting with traditional custodians seeking to protect Aboriginal cultural heritage on Djab Wurrung Country near Ararat, the Victorian Ombudsman has found.
Video

What would culturally responsive regulation of Aboriginal organisations look like?

This presentation discusses how they might fit with the centrality of culture and community control to successful outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
Report

Health outcomes and experiences for South Australians with disability

This report summarises and reports on the key issues that came up in the responses to the Health Performance Council community consultation asking about experiences of people with disability engaging with health services. The consultation ran from March to April 2020.
Strategy

Stony Creek rehabilitation plan 2019 – 2029

This plan aims to restore, enhance and protect the condition of Stony Creek and its surrounding environment into the future.
Report

The core information standard

The report defines the digital health information that should be shared, by consulting widely with people who use services, health and care professionals. The consultation was conducted across the four nations, because the information needed to provide safe, high quality care should follow the person...
Discussion paper

A conversation about surrogacy in the Northern Territory: discussion paper

Surrogacy refers to an arrangement for a woman to become pregnant and give birth to a child for another couple or single person, with the intention of giving the child to the couple or person once the child is born. The Northern Territory government is...
Position paper

Policy priorities for the next Australian government: whole of government advisory structures

Australia's peak body for social services has released its election policy priorities for whole of government advisory structures.
Strategy

Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI

The guidelines put forward a set of 7 key requirements that the expert group believes AI systems should meet in order to be deemed trustworthy. A specific assessment list aims to help verify the application of each of the key requirements. The first draft of...