Q Methodology

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Q Method is a way of identifying shared viewpoints, discourses or narratives on a given topic. It is an interactive and reflective method incorporating both quantitative and qualitative methods to provide a robust method of studying individuals' subjectivity. A Q study involves participants sorting a set of statements or pictures...

The Queensland Plan

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The Queensland Plan is a strategic plan containing a vision for the next 30 years in the north-east state of Australia. The plan was spearheaded by the then Premier of Queensland Campbell Newman, and involved an extensive 18-month consultation and drafting process that sought to incorporate the voices of Queenslanders.

Infrastructure Victoria Engagement Process

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Infrastructure Victoria is a statutory authority set up by the Victorian state government to independently assess the state's infrastructure needs in the coming decades. The first action the agency embarked on was a community consultation in the form of two concurrent citizens' juries in two parts of Victoria. The juries...

Get to know Nuclear: Nuclear Fuel Cycle engagement in South Australia

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Get to Know Nuclear is a state-wide engagement process underway in South Australia. The program aims to engage citizens with the issues associated with the nuclear fuel cycle - mining, enrichment, energy and storage. The community engagement follows the report of a Royal Commission that examined the issue and provides...

City of Greater Bendigo Citizens’ Jury

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Greater Bendigo is local government area in Victoria, Australia encompassing the city of Bendigo itself and the rural area surrounding it. In 2016 the council decided to undertake a Citizens' Jury to ask how the council should spend money. There is a perception that the urban (majority) area of Greater...