Full Programme

10:00 - Welcome to Country

10:15 - Introduction: Why we need a new political party for independents to increase particapatory democracy, and how to use Citizen Juries to make current politicians take more notice of communities

10:30 - Workshop 1

Justice Reform: What would it take for Tasmania to lead the country in restorative justice? How can we help to achieve this

Professor Kate Warner, AC: Governor of Tasmania 2014 - 2021, former Dean of the Faculty of Law and former Head of the School of Law (the first woman to hold these positions at the University of Tasmania)

Rosalie Martin: Tasmanian of Year 2017, speech pathologist, criminologist and courage facilitator with an interest in the way in which communication and courage contribute to justice, both for individuals and society.

Sarah Bolt: Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Station Leader at Mawson Station, Antarctica (2005), and former Police Ombudsman for South Australia

Facilitator: Leanne Minshull

Output: Participants will leave this session with an understanding of the key issues for justice reform in Tasmania and an outline of work we can do together to create change

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Workshop 2 Marine Planning in Tasmania

Most of us agree that we do not want more expansion of salmon farms, but what do we want? We need an integrated marine plan that takes into account indigenous cultural practices, conservation, recreational and commercial fishing. This session will show how we can help make that plan happen

Greg Johannes: Greg Johannes has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the Australian public, private, not-for-profit and research sectors. His roles have included Head of the State Service, and Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Tasmania. He is currently the Chair of the Blue Economy CRC

Louise Cherrie Environmental scientist & consultant and former member of the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel

Christine Coughanowr: Christine is an independent scientist with over 35 years’ experience in water quality management, former head & of the Derwent Estuary Program and a member of the Tasmanian Independent Science Council

Eloise Carr: Director, The Australia Institute (Tasmania)

Facilitator: Anna Bateman

Output: Participants will leave with a clear plan for managing Tasmania’s coastal waterways

2:30 Afternoon Tea

2:45 Workshop 3 How to Run a Citizen Jury

This 1.5 Hour session is for any individual or community group who wants to learn how to engage with community outside their own constituency. The session will have input from national experts via zoom and spend at least 45 minutes in small group work, focusing on your specific issue. There will be small group work on citizen juries for Marine Planning, Justice Reform, and the future of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. There will be room for participants to look at other issues

Output: Participants will leave this session with powerful new tools for their campaigns

4:30 Wrap Up - Report back to large group on action plans and Citizen Juries

5:00 Drinks at T-42!


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