1351.0.55.008 - Research Paper: Collaborating with Civil Society: Reflections from Australia, Oct 2005  
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This paper was presented at the 2004 OECD World Forum on Key Indicators in Palermo, Italy. The paper discusses the role civil society has played in developing three significant, but rather different, indicator initiatives in Australia: Measures of Australia's Progress; the Victorian State Government's Growing Victoria Together; and the Tasmanian State Government's Tasmania Together. The paper reflects on the style of collaboration that works best between governments and civil societies. The paper also discusses indicators of progress in the areas of social cohesion and governance, democracy and citizenship: areas, which are intimately related to the health of our civil society.