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The Soapbox: General Social And Political Discussion
* Got something to say about politics? * Want to be exposed to a new ideas? Monthly general group chat about politics. No particular ideology, message or party is being presented or pushed. Focus on getting people more interested in politics - which affects the future of our country and you personally more than you probably realise. House prices? Disability and Mental Health? Gaming and Technology? No topic is off limits: Democracy itself. Current state of Politics. Donald Trump. Only rule is to be respectful (to other people, other views you disagree with, and of peoples' differences). This is not for heated debates. Offensive behaviour is not tolerated. All welcome: from any political belief or a lack of political belief, religion/non-religion, queer/not queer, etc. Just follow the rule.

ACMI Lounge Cafe & Bar

Level 1, Australian Centre for the Moving Image · Melbourne

What we're about

This is a group for any tech professionals or political experts (or ordinary citizens) interested in discussing in a detailed way the potential opportunities for reforming existing democratic institutions; from local organisations to national governments around the world through technology or other practices. Our aim is to improve democracy: we think this can best be done by providing a forum for discussing democracy proposals, ideas, and to foster collaboration between people who would like to participate in democracy reform.

This meetup will not presume any form of democratic system to be superior, but is a forum for discussion and practical planning on how such system may be implemented. In addition, this meetup will not be exclusive to any political party, but be a forum for members of various parties, groups and individuals to come together to trade ideas related to open democracy and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses.

As mentioned, it is a technical discussion group, so we expect to have detailed discussions about the technical practicalities of different systems and their merits and limitations.

If this sounds like something that's for you, we look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings!

We also have a website:

And a slack team: (email if interested in joining)

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