The Reforming Democracy: Deciding, Designing and Delivering
Together policy has been launched by the Premier, committing the State
Government to explore and trial ways that build on the start we've already made
in democratic reform.
A key initiative will be four 'deliberative democracy
projects' where non-government organisations or business will work with the
Government and the community to consider different policy issues.
Additional projects will include a focus on the use of
digital technologies and explore the application of crowd sourcing,
collaborative working and resource sharing, and design thinking approaches to
areas of government activity.
Key commitments of the policy statement include:
Four partnerships, made up of State Government and business
or not-for-profit sector organisations, with up to $50,000 each to run
processes that involve citizens in decision-making and collaborative problem
solving on important issues for the State.
At least two Citizens' Juries by December 2017.
Three participatory budgeting projects, enabling citizens to
decide how government funds will be allocated.
Supporting agencies to run three demonstration projects
using methods that generate new perspectives, learn by doing, and catalyse
action in areas of community need.
Three collaborative economy pilots that help share latent resources
that are locked up in people, assets and organisations.
Three 'Civic Tech' demonstration projects using technology
platforms that enable large-scale design and collaboration between citizens and
government, including a project to explore new mechanisms by which people can
become more involved in the debates of parliament.