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.