While over in the UK this week Andrew had a chance to catch up with Professor Robert Blackburn, a constitution law expert in London.
While formulating the first draft of Constitution Aoteroa, we relied heavily on a UK report titled "A New Magna Carta" which Professor Blackburn was involved in producing, which discussed options for a written constitution for the United Kingdom. ... See MoreSee Less
Participation is important! Voting in elections is just one way you can have your say about what happens in our country. If you're unsure who to vote for in September Design+Democracy are bringing back their great 'On The Fence' app which can help you see which party's policies best aligns with your values! ... See MoreSee Less
"Democracy means more than having a vote every three years. It means having genuine opportunities for informed participation in the business of government, so that laws and policies reflect the wishes of the people."
Check out Sir Geoffrey's article on why voters are switching off from politics and the need to change focus from elections to more deliberative forms of democracy. ... See MoreSee Less
Sir Geoffrey and Andrew have been continuing to travel and meet with people around the country to discuss the proposals in Constitution Aotearoa - check out some of the photos from last weeks discussions with 150 U3A members at St Christopher’s Anglican Church in Christchurch, and with lawyers from Chapman Tripp's Wellington Office! ... See MoreSee Less