Making politicians listen

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The Glenmore

96 Cumberland Street

The Rocks, NSW 2000

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Trust in politics and politicians has collapsed in recent years. “Politicians just don’t listen to people like us,” the complaint often goes. But what can we do to change that? From writing to your MP to striking for the climate, from calling in to a radio talk show to setting up your own campaign group, there are a whole host of techniques open to each of us. But which work and which don’t? This talk examines the tactics and techniques with proven track records of success across the world, so that we might all start really to make a difference.

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Marc Stears is the Director of the Sydney Policy Lab. He was previously a professor of political theory at the University of Oxford and chief executive of the New Economics Foundation, one of the United Kingdom's largest think tanks. His work focused on deepening partnerships with community groups who are often overlooked in the policy process. Between 2012 and 2015 he was chief speechwriter to the UK Labour Party, a co-author of the party’s 2015 election manifesto and a member of the party's general election steering committee. He has also advised a number of commercial and non-commercial organisations on strategic communication, democratic inclusion and community engagement. In his academic work, Marc is an expert in democratic theory and the history of ideologies and social movements.

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