The Jury will be invited to recommend improvements to the scheme, with consideration given to:
While the ReThink CTP campaign is an initiative of RACQ Group, we appreciate we are a key stakeholder in the existing scheme with our insurance business being a licensed CTP provider in Queensland.
Consequently, the Citizens’ Jury program will be separately facilitated by external consultants democracyCo; and the process audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
A representative sample of Queenslanders from across the state will be invited to form the Queensland CTP Citizens’ Jury.
The Jury journey, process and evidence provided to the jury will be available to the general public via this website.
Decision-making about complex problems is often dominated by experts and special interest groups, with processes that don’t encourage the participation of the general public.
Citizen Juries are one way to address this, by incorporating the views of the community into decision-making.
They have been so named because of their apparent similarity to a legal jury.
However, in many ways Citizen Juries are distinctly different to a legal jury. They do not pitch different sides against one another, nor do they seek to find a guilty or not guilty finding; instead they rely on reaching a broad consensus among jury members around a series of recommendations after consideration of diverse views.
In another difference to a jury in a court of law, Citizen Juries can incorporate into their deliberation’s values, ethics, societal norms and trade-offs. This helps to enrich their decision making, and arrive at sensible, logical outcomes.
Citizen Juries typically result in considered and moderate recommendations that successfully blend competing claims and help reconcile antagonistic groups.
Random Selection of Jury pool: The members of the Jury pool are randomly selected using polling techniques.
Representative: Jurors are carefully selected through a process of random stratification to ensure they broadly represent the diversity of the community involved.
Informed: Witnesses provide information to the Jury on the key aspects of the issue. Witnesses present a range of perspectives and opinions. The Jury engages the witnesses in a dialogue to guarantee all questions are answered.
Impartial: It is important witness testimony is carefully balanced to cover all sides of the issue but that the witnesses and information is also trusted by the Jury members.
Deliberative: The Jury deliberates in a variety of formats and is given time to ensure all of the jurors’ opinions are considered.