Successful deliberative processes require decision makers and engagement professionals to observe important principles including:

Clear Remit: Placing a clear, plain-English challenge or question before participants.

Informative: Providing all information necessary for an effective deliberation to enable participants to understand the issues and the arguments.

Reflective: Recruiting a random sample of participants from a community that is reflective of the demographics of the relevant community.

Participative: Designing a deliberative process in a manner that both encourages and maximise the involvement of all participants.

Influential: Decision makers being prepared to commit to giving significant consideration to acting on the recommendations arising from the deliberation.

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