IMPROVING THE SYSTEM

PUBLISHED : Monday, 08 September, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 08 September, 2003, 12:00am
 

Actions suggested by Synergy to improve governance:


Introduce universal suffrage to elect the chief executive and legislature;


Reform the Central Policy Unit to better engage people in policy formulation, and establish an office to track public sentiment;


Review the policy committees under the Executive Council to eliminate inconsistencies;


Groom political parties that enjoy popular support and attract political talent;


Allow people to nominate themselves for appointment to advisory bodies and introduce higher transparency in appointments and operations;


Demonstrate that consultations are effective in shaping public policies, and establish clearer guidelines on the use of white bills and green and white papers;


More public hearings to be held by the Legislative Council and district councils.


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