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Has this been proven to work?

Yes. They work because they create democracy under the best conditions. Instead of people arguing to make the other side look bad, using tax payer’s dollars to retain their seat or voting just to appease their donors (our current political system), they bring a group together that reflects the makeup of the population to find common ground and solutions they can live with.

They’re increasingly being used all around the world. So much so that the OECD calls it the “deliberative wave” and has documented over 300 worldwide.

They’ve been used in places including Ireland, Brazil, France, Canada, Malawi, Germany and Belguim.

Click below to go through a few case studies a little closer to home… in Australia!