Jay Weatherill is South Australia’s 45th Premier and has held that position since 2014.
Under his leadership South Australia has become a leading light in democratic reform in Australia and around the world. In particular, South Australia has been at the forefront in the use of deliberative mini-publics, or citizens’ juries as they are often called here in Australia.
In South Australia the Government has conducted a number of citizens’ juries to address a range of issues including
how to ensure their capital, Adelaide, has a safe and vibrant nightlife
how cars and bicycles can share the road safely
how to manage unwanted litters of dogs and cats
how to fund major infrastructure and most recently
how the State should respond to a Royal Commission’s findings about the nuclear fuel cycle.