Matthew Gordon (front, right), Leroy Addison and Meredith Urie in dialogue

Matthew Gordon (front, right), Leroy Addison and Meredith Urie in dialogue

DEMOCRACY

It is apparent to me, and perhaps many of us, that there are a great number of people in the community who feel disengaged from, and perhaps disillusioned and cynical about, the current political process in Australia.

With the help of my support group, I am exploring this topic over the first week of my campaign through the four-step process described in the Overview section.

In this first dialogue, I am pleased to introduce:

  • Matthew Gordon - Co-founder of Oursay, a deliberative democracy organization based in Melbourne, and
  • Leroy Addison - an 18 year old first time voter at this year’s Federal election.

Please join us during the week-long process as we seek to better understand the issues around participation in the political process, and how best to respond. I hope you enjoy listening to this 40-minute dialogue.

Democracy Dialogue

 

Reflections on Democracy

 

Perspective on Participation in Democracy