#020 Regenerating Democracy

A panel event with Dr John Hewson, Mary Crooks AO & Chloe Aldenhoven

 
 

An audience of over 200 people joined former federal opposition leader Dr John Hewson, Executive Director of the Victorian Women’s Trust Mary Crooks, and Chloe Aldenhoven, Co-convenor of the Lock The Gate Alliance - which Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews recently called "the greatest political coalition we have seen in public policy for a very long time." Hosted by James Tonson.

 
Dr John Hewson, Chloe Aldenhoven, Mary Crooks and James Tonson. Pic: National Sustainable Living Festival.

Dr John Hewson, Chloe Aldenhoven, Mary Crooks and James Tonson. Pic: National Sustainable Living Festival.

Dissatisfaction with democracy abounds. How do we get the leadership we need? Particularly, in this time of great transition. And what does a thriving democracy look like in the 21st century?
— Anthony James
 

The panel explores some of the ideas and spectacular success stories of communities coming together to regenerate our democracy, across generations, gender and geography. And yet how the potential still seems barely realised. So in the context of dramatically decaying trust in politics, and with multiple transitions to navigate, how do we turn this into a thriving democracy for the 21st century?


 

Music:

Let Them Know, by the Public Opinion Afro Orchestra.


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