Growing numbers of scholars, practitioners, politicians, and citizens recognize the value of deliberative civic engagement processes that enable citizens and governments to come together in public spaces and engage in constructive dialogue, informed discussion, and decisive deliberation. This book seeks to fill a gap in empirical studies in deliberative democracy by studying the assembly of the Australian Citizens’ Parliament (ACP), which took place in Canberra on February 6–8, 2009. The ACP addressed the question “How can the Australian political system be strengthened to serve us better?” The ACP’s Canberra assembly is the first large-scale, face-to-face deliberative project to be completely audio-recorded and transcribed, enabling an unprecedented level of qualitative and quantitative assessment of participants’ actual spoken discourse. Each chapter reports on different research questions for different purposes to benefit different audiences. Combined, they exhibit how diverse modes of research focused on a single event can enhance both theoretical and practical knowledge about deliberative democracy.
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PHOTO JIGSAW PUZZLE. Photo Puzzle (252 Pieces). Artwork depicting Australian Parliament House, Canberra, Australia. The Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. Professionally made to order in the USA.
Greeting Card Christmas Australian "Season's Greeting - Parliament House" Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Joan: The colourful memoir of the remarkable, ground-breaking Joan Child, the Australian Labor Party's first woman Member of the House of Representatives and the first woman Speaker of the House and Australia’s Permanent Delegate to the European Parliament. At the same time she managed to care for her frail and elderly parents who lived with her! Joan Child entered Parliament in 1974, midway through the boisterous times of the Whitlam Government - sitting in the House on the day of infamous Dismissal - and left as Paul Keating was challenging Bob Hawke for the Prime Ministership. She gained an astonishing 9% swing at her first tilt at the Liberal-held seat of Henty, missing out by a handful of votes. She then won it, lost it, and won it again, ultimately turning it into a safe ALP seat. Her empathy and understanding of the needs of her constituents endeared her to her community and her sharp political brain out manoeuvred her opposition. Tiny and soft-spoken, dogged and feisty, Joan Child was an acknowledged women’s rights activist, a resolute anti-Vietnam campaigner and a staunch supporter of the ‘refuseniks’ - citizens blocked from seeking to leave the USSR. She met all men as equals, bowing low to none. From her early days growing up in rural Beechworth to her retirement in bayside Melbourne and dying, aged 91 in 2013, it was an eventful, roller-coaster ride; an inspirational, history-making journey. She was ‘Joan’.
Vintage photo of L. R. Johnson, an Australian Politician and Minister for Housing. A former Union organizer and shop owner; he first became a member of Parliament in 1955.
Size Size of photo 9.2" x 6.9" L. R. Johnson, an Australian Politician and Minister for Housing. A former Union organizer and shop owner; he first became a member of Parliament in 1955. Leslie Royston "Les" Johnson AM (22 November 1924 â€" 26 May 2015) was an Australian politician and minister.Johnson was elected for the Australian Labor Party as the first member for the House of Representatives seat of Hughes at the 1955 election and held it until his defeat at the 1966 election by Liberal Don Dobie. However, after a redistribution ahead of the 1969 election reconfigured Hughes with a notional Labor majority of eight percent, making it a safe Labor seat on paper. Believing this made Hughes impossible to hold, Dobie transferred to the newly created seat of Cook. Johnson retook the seat on a large swing, and would hold it without serious difficulty until 1983.Following Labor's win at the December 1972 election, he was appointed to the Whitlam ministry as Minister for Housing. In October 1973, he was appointed to the additional portfolio of Works. In November the two portfolios were combined as Housing and Construction. In June 1975 he was moved to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. He lost this position as a result of the dismissal of the Whitlam Government in November 1975. He subsequently became the Opposition Whip. Labor returned to government at the March 1983 election, but Johnson did not stand for a place in the ministry. However, he was appointed Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Chairman of Committees. He resigned from parliament in December 1983 so that he could become Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand. His position as High Commissioner was cut short following the serious illness of his daughter,
Maori and Parliament: Diverse Strategies and Compromises
Maori and Parliament provides a comprehensive and enlightening context for understanding both the historical and contemporary relationship between Maori and Parliament and highlights many of the issues which would arise in any discussion of New Zealand constitutional reform. Maori and Parliament is a collection of nineteen presentations and papers from twenty-one academi, political commentators and current and former parliamentarians and is the result of the Maori and Parliament conference held at Parliament in May 2009. Contributors include Georgina Beyer, Hon. Simon Bridges, Damian Edwards, Te Ururoa Flavell, Dr Janine Hayward, Colin James, Shane Jones, Basil Keane, Hon. Sir Douglas Kidd, Professor Steven Levine, Sir Ngatata Love, Hon. Nanaia Mahuta, Sir Tipene O’Regan, Professor Nigel Roberts, Prof. Ann Sullivan, Metiria Turei, Hon. Tariana Turia, Dr Charlotte Williams, Dr John Wilson, Prof. Whatarangi Winiata and Dr Maria Bargh.
Coat of Arms - Parliament House - Canberra Photograph
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