Frequently asked questions
The question has to be just that, a question, not a statement. It shall contain no insults. Whenever it gives quotes or factual information the sources must be named. There shall be no ridicule of victims of a reign of terror, of racisms, sexism, or political and religious persecution.
Questions about the private life are also not allowed. The right to remain silent for professional reasons, i.e. the right of doctors or lawyers not to give information about their clients must be respected. There shall be no mass mails. MP's must not be swamped with the same question. Only one follow up question. The Reps themselves and their employees must not pose questions to their colleagues.
Over the course of the months, we have devoted ourselves to trying get more more engagement from the citizens with the facilities we have access to. In that time through consultations, we have come to understand that:
(1) citizens do care about political information, however
(2) more experimentation—whether failed or successful—is still needed to help figure out how best to translate that into effective civic engagement.
With this understanding, This website serves to facilitate for the interaction and engagement of both citizens and their government.
Of late there is more and more involvement from both the people and government in communication. This has resulted in more transparent processes, from the drafting to the passing of bills. No more are people restricted to only hearing of laws and acts, instead they are able to participate in the debates, by having their representatives carry their views and opinions to the discussions. All this is then conveyed to the citizens through their interactions with their representatives.
We have a parent site that serves to provide any seeking information on acts, bills and the proceedings of parliament. This information has been processed and presented in such a way that one does not need to know the jargon used by lawyers and politicians in order to understand what has come to pass during a given session, week or period of time in parliament.
The website can be found here. Documents for the given articles can also be downloaded from the website as well.
With the evolution of both technology and the internet, we no longer need to have to physically go to our representatives in Parliament. Rather than having to be physically there to here what our representatives have to say, we can now speak to them electronically, and more than that we can ask them questions about issues relevant to our communities and ourselves. The technology is there, meaning communication does not have to be one way, but instead it can go both ways. That is if the people are willing to participate.