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1.3 A politician’s perspective with Premier Jay Weatherill

Jay¬†Weatherill is South Australia’s 45th Premier and has held that position since 2014.

Under his leadership South Australia has become a leading light in democratic reform in Australia and around the world. In particular, South Australia has been at the forefront in the use of deliberative mini-publics, or citizens’ juries as they are often called here in Australia.

In South Australia the Government has conducted a number of citizens’ juries to address a range of issues including

  • how to ensure their capital, Adelaide, has a safe and vibrant nightlife
  • how cars and bicycles can share the road safely
  • how to manage unwanted litters of dogs and cats
  • how to fund major infrastructure and¬†most recently
  • how the State should respond to a Royal Commission’s findings about the nuclear fuel cycle.

Check out this episode!

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