What is CAPaD for?
The Canberra Alliance for Participatory Democracy (CAPaD) seeks to improve the democratic process by
- developing and supporting citizen, community and civil society engagement in public decision-making
- empowering Canberrans to engage in owning and planning for our common future and the common good
- facilitating opportunities for citizen input to government deliberations
- developing citizens’ capacity to hold governments and policy makers more directly accountable.
To do this CAPaD will bring together individuals and civil society groups from across the Canberra region.
Similar bodies have been developed, or are forming around the world and in Australia, such as the Sydney Alliance.
CAPaD has issued a one page Candidate Statement inviting each ACT candidate in the coming Federal election to summarise their qualifications for being a parliamentarian and specify the main issues which they will stand up for. Some seem shy about the “truth pledge”.
More information is at Home » Events » Requests for Candidate Statements or www.canberra-alliance.org.au/requests/