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Podcast: Facilitating Online Public Deliberation with Dr Lyn Carson

We were chuffed to be interviewed by Dr Lyn Carson from the New Democracy Foundation for their "Facilitating Public Deliberation"…

Online deliberation, the Jury’s verdict is in!

Online engagement given In our last blog, we reflected on our 7 lessons from our virtual citizens jury (click here…

democracyCo COVID-19 Innovation

At democracyCo our work is centred around working together with people in communities across Australia and internationally. Everyday, people are…

Complex Engagement – 7 lessons from our virtual Citizens’ Jury

Context During March 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak across Australia, the RACQ Citizens' Jury was moved from…

The fundamentals of deliberative democracy

There are 6 key elements to deliberative democracy – which when used in combination support successful sustainable policy development. We…

Let’s take Australian democracy to the next level

democracyCo was recently contacted by a resident of Victoria – Robert Salter, who has a passion for improving our democracy.…

Community must be invited along the path to reform: InDaily

Reform is hard, and elections aren’t the time to do it – so when is …? This is hard for…

Doing democracy globally

Last week I flew to the US to attend a multinational research exchange at the Kettering Foundation, in Ohio. This…

Want better politics? The case for ‘slow’ policy

The problems of Government are a consequence of a paucity of process – for which we are all responsible. A…