In the same vein as some other things that have been posted, I think more online engagement should be used to involve the public in policy. I wonder if the public service could make more use of surveying during the engagement phase to gather public opinion. This could also be targeted surveying to try to hear from a specific group, depending on the policy. From my experience with govt - public engagement is basically non-existent. I think there's a lot of room in our system for the public to be involved in decision making outside of elections and referenda.
Why the contribution is important
To involve the public in decision making - and to know how policy aligns with public opinion.
by Rodge on April 17, 2021 at 09:35AM