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Community Council Australia (CCA) is convening a roundtable at Parliament House on 25 October on electoral reform (including recent changes and the current Bill), and the eight reform recommendations of the recent Grattan Report, ‘Who’s in the Room – Access and Influence in Australian Politics’. 

Report author, Danielle Wood will be on hand to discuss the report findings and recommendations and CCA hopes that each of the major parties will join us to outline their positions.

The report’s call to ‘boost countervailing voices through more inclusive policy review processes and advocacy for under-represented groups to give politicians and public officials better information with which to adjudicate the public interest’ is consistent with positions that CCA and many in our sector have long advocated.

CCA is convening this roundtable with a view to adopting all eight of the report’s recommendations as CCA policy positions and a starting point for the reforms to national policy making that Australia desperately needs.

The full report is available here

Read CCA CEO David Crosbie’s recent article in Pro Bono News, National Policy for Sale?  here 

Jane Ferrier