Building a Directly Representative Democracy
The purpose of the Connecting to Parliament project is to link a representative sample of constituents with their elected official in productive town hall conversations about the issues that are subject to parliamentary debate in Australia. The project seeks to involve more Australians in the democratic process, and to expand knowledge about the potential benefits and uses of deliberative democracy.
Connecting to Parliament (C2P) is a non-partisan, research-driven collaboration between
scholars of democracy and an elected Member of the Australian Parliament. It is run by the world-leading Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra.