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Theme: Our House

This event occurred on
July 31, 2019
6:00pm - 10:00pm AWST
(UTC +8hrs)
Perth, Western Australia

What drives some citizens to deep participation when others are losing faith in our institutions? What can we learn about inclusive decision-making from First Nation peoples? Do we need to reset our democracy with new values and fresh intent?

Three fascinating speakers will share their insights regarding community participation in civil society - you'll be part of an investigation into the vitality and relevance of our democracy. You'll hear talks in both Legislative Chambers, sitting in the seats normally occupied by our elected representatives.

Parliament House
Harvest Terrace
Perth, Western Australia, 6000
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Dean Cracknell

Dean is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Town Team Movement which helps proactive community groups work collaboratively with their local government to improve a place or area. He previously worked in local government for 12 years as a strategic urban planner/placemaker and was Deputy Chair of the first town team, the Beaufort Street Network, for four years.

Richard Walley

Noongar Elder
Dr Richard Walley OAM was born, raised, and immersed with a strong cultural link to his people, plant, animal and place. Richard became involved with Aboriginal politics at an early age and was actively involved in the formation and operation of the Aboriginal Housing Board, the Aboriginal Medical Service, Legal Service and the New Era Aboriginal Fellowship. Richard is also a musician, performer and campaigner. As a respected Noongar Elder and a champion of Noongar peoples, he shares his profound knowledge of language, cultural practices and historic injustices – cultivating a deeper respect and recognition of Aboriginal culture.

Organizing team


Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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