Thursday, 21 April 2011
Dr Peter Shergold AC was a CEO in the Australian Public Service for two decades. For five years from February 2003, Dr Shergold was Australia ’s most senior public administrator, serving as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Dr Shergold is now the Macquarie Group Foundation Professor at the Centre for Social Impact.
His presentation at CI2010 – “Empowering communities to transform democracy” – is an unquestionably informed and frighteningly real insight into the future of participatory democracy if something does not change.
The good news, however, is that there are extraordinary opportunities for renewal and invigoration if we are willing to be creative & innovative. Dr Shergold addresses five ‘Big Ideas’ that can change the face of democracy:
If we pull these ideas together, we can produce a new democratic fabric. There is an exciting opportunity for new-style governments based on interactive engagement, and dependant on ongoing involvement & engagement of citizens. IT IS POSSIBLE.
Watch this short 13min presentation by Dr Shergold as he investigates these ideas in further depth.
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