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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…

Seven ways to raise the citizens’ voice

Across the world we are seeing an increasing trend towards citizens wanting to have a voice in how they are…

A new frontier! People’s Policy

democracyCo are excited to today launch a new frontier of deliberative democracy - People's Policy. A coalition of non-government and…

Opinion is King

As conveners of the recent citizens’ jury on nuclear waste storage in South Australia we explore the trend towards individualism,…