|Conference report – working towards a better quality democracy in NZOur August conference feedback has been analysed and included in the conference reports which are available to download. They have been developed into three goals and three broad actions for future work.
Conference Reports and DownloadsThe Conference Report Summary 7 pages pdf which has links to the presentations and an overview of the conference objectives.
The full conference report 46 pages pdf contains information on the speakers, workshops and conference organisation.
Democracy leaflet a
Democracy leaflet b
The goals are:
|That the New Zealand government acts legally, ethically and democratically in all aspects of its work
|That the New Zealand media provides a balanced and robust forum for information and debate about the quality of New Zealand’s democracy
|That New Zealanders are well informed about democracy and actively engage in democratic processes and protecting these
Associated with the three goals are three actions. public good will work with others on these actions. The first is shouting out when democracy is attacked, explaining what has gone wrong and why it is a problem. Second are actions to improved the quality of New Zealand’s media including journalistic ethics and funding for public broadcasting. Third is democracy and civics education. Several conference attendees were concerned with how democracy education is represented by the idea of civics and the idea of a rounded experiential concept of citizenship both at school and beyond was preferred. We think working with partners on these three goals with the associated actions will help to ensure the quality of New Zealand’s democracy.