The Citizens’ Jury on Nuclear Waste Storage was made up of a randomly selected group of 350 South Australians from across the state. They were recruited by the NewDemocracy Foundation and were supported by democracyCo. The Jury as closely as possible resemble the demographic profile of the state.
Lest we think that collaborative governance works only on “soft” policy issues, this example from Adelaide shows that it can apply to hard economic and security issues too. Two Citizen Jury processes in 2016 considered the question of how, and under what circumstances (if any), South Australia might pursue the opportunity to store and dispose of nuclear waste from other countries.