A very strange media release notionally from Katy Gallagher, but quoting one Simon Kinsmore as an “ACT Government spokesperson” is letting us know how the Government proposes to talk to its people.
a revised community engagement protocol has been developed – Engaging Canberrans – A Guide to Community Engagement. The draft document promotes the adoption of a more participatory approach to engagement and provides practical guidance on the effective use of a variety of engagement methods and tools. The protocol will be used as a source document for ongoing community engagement training for ACT Government staff.
Peak bodies, community groups and the general community will be invited to provide feedback on the draft community engagement protocol from 7 October to 2 December 2010.
A copy of the protocol is meant to be on the community engagement page but for the life of me I can’t see it.
UPDATE: Hurrah the draft guide has appeared. You have until 2 December to comment.