What is Better Together?
The South Australian Government is committed to supporting a culture of high-quality and effective stakeholder and community engagement. Good engagement helps create better decisions by bringing the voices of citizens and stakeholders into the issues that are relevant to them. The Government is committed to embedding good engagement practice as an integral part of the way it operates.
Established in 2013, Better Together is centred on the following six engagement principles to provide a consistent approach across government and to guide best practice:
- We know why we are engaging
- We know who to engage
- We know the history
- We start together
- We are genuine
- We are relevant and engaging
The Better Together program offers public sector employees practical support through advice, training and events, and partnerships to support and deliver innovative engagement techniques and approaches.
What we have done so far
Over the last few years, Better Together has supported a range of innovative engagement initiatives across the public sector, as well as collaborations between government and non-government organisations.