Hands up to be a citizen juror

Hands up to be a citizen juror
Hands up to be a citizen juror

Groups in American River, Kingscote, Gosse, Parndana and Penneshaw spent an evening deliberating and debating the principles that should apply to a governance model for Kangaroo Island.

Would you like to be one of the new jurors who will work with a group of enthusiastic islanders to find the best way for government services to be delivered on Kangaroo Island?

This KI Citizens’ Jury will make recommendations on the way in which government services are made available on Kangaroo Island.

It will also complement and support the role of a KI commissioner if and when legislation passes state parliament.

The recent community workshops held in five locations across the island offered some serious suggestions on how the island could be governed, with groups in American River, Kingscote, Gosse, Parndana and Penneshaw each spending an evening deliberating and debating the principles that should apply to a governance model for Kangaroo Island.

They also looked at how that model might be structured.

It’s now time to take the next step to protect what people value about living on Kangaroo Island.

The many ideas that came out of those workshops have been collated for the next Citizens’ Jury to consider.

They will also consider how other Australian islands manage their services and relate that to our own region.

New jurors will be selected and briefed by independent facilitator Emily Jenke, who also ran the first Citizens’ Jury late last year.

Jury sessions will be held on two consecutive Sundays, June 15 and June 22.

There may also be a third day and jurors need to be available for all sessions.

To nominate to be a juror, or ask for more information on the governance project, which is supported by Kangaroo Island Futures Authority, phone Emily Jenke on 0427 834 062 or email kigovernance@gmail.com

Nominations close on June 2, 2014, so please give your name, gender, age and home address so that a broad island representation can be chosen.

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