Local democracy building


Voices for Indi: Next steps

Voices for Indi: Next steps was prepared in the aftermath of Voices for Indi’s November 2013 forum, which sought to review the organisation’s progress, and begin to chart its future direction and actions.

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Voice 4 Indi: Reflection

Voice 4 Indi: Reflection outlines the feedback from a Voice for Indi public meeting in November 2013, during which participants were invited to comment on what they valued about Voice 4 Indi and how these values might direct future activities.

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Voice 4 Indi report

Voice 4 Indi report explores the outcomes of the Indi Kitchen Table Conversations, a series of discussions among 440 people across the electorate of Indi in 2013, focused on highlighting the issues that mattered to local people in the electoral process and the 2013 federal election.

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Candidates handbook – AEC

The Australian Electoral Commission has created a Candidate’s Handbook with all the details on the legislative requirements for running as a candidate, and the role and responsibilities of an elected member under the law.

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Being independent in parliament


Indi Community Summit Report:
Delivering our Vision

Indi Community Summit Report: Delivering our Vision summarises the outcomes of the inaugural Indi Community Summit, 2015. The summit brought together diverse segments of the Indi community to pool their wisdom, experience and ideas and formulate a community perspective of action needed to make the Indi electorate a prosperous, caring community alive with opportunities for all.

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Getting things done:
the Indi Way

Getting things done: the Indi Way is a case study, prepared by Cathy McGowan’s office, showcasing practical examples of Indi communities and their elected federal representative working together to resolve issues, and turn their collective vision into reality.

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Indi: The Road to Canberra

Journalist David Estcourt travelled to NE Victoria and filmed the final weeks of Cathy’s 2013 campaign. It is a wonderful documentary of the Indi campaign and grassroots activism, as well as beautiful scenery.

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When representative democracy
turns participatory

When representative democracy turns participatory: Interpreting Indi is a paper written by Australian National University Associate Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy Dr Carolyn Hendriks, for the 2016 Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference. The paper examines how Voices for Indi sought to reconnect the citizens of the electorate of Indi to the political process and reinvigorate federal representative politics.

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