The Australian Citizens’ Parliament: A World First

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The Australian Citizens’ Parliament was held in February 2009, with one participant from each federal electorate. The main meeting was a culmination of a process involving a series of regional meetings and online development of proposals by citizen participants. Within a broad charge of ‘How can Australia’s political system be strengthened to serve us better?’ participants could develop their own proposals and so craft the agenda. The process yielded a set of recommendations for the structure and operation of government, as well as masses of social scientific data.

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New Democracy Foundation, Australia, Citizens’ Parliamewnt

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Dryzek J., (2008) “The Australian Citizens’ Parliament: A World First”, Journal of Public Deliberation 5(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.16997/jdd.73

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John Dryzek (Australian National University)

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