One of the core values of PPAU is a preference for more participatory and open democratic process.
There are a few groups around Australia starting to work on more participatory (vs. representative) government.
Notable amongst them are:
- Flux (https://voteflux.org/)
- MyVote (http://www.mivote.org.au/)
- Online Direct Democracy (previously known as Senator Online) (http://www.onlinedirectdemocracy.org/)
I’ve been in contact with a group with members of at least the first two of these, that is trying to start some regular meetups to discuss concepts and generally progressing open democracy in Australia.
There is an initial meeting in Melbourne, set for Thursday 15’s December (this Thursday)
I’m not going to be able to make a Thursday Melbourne meetup with such little notice (I’m in Sydney).
Are there any PPAU folks in Melbourne with an interest in Open Democracy that would like to get along to this?
If so, you can sign up in the meetup link above., but please let me know too. I want to keep in touch with this.
Further to this, If there are PPAU folks in Sydney who are interested, then also join the meetup group, and mention that you are in Sydney. There’s already a couple of Sydney people on the list. If a few more are interested, we can form a gathering.