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Displaying items by tag: Gov 2.0

Wednesday, 17 November 2010 18:01

Gartner grades Gov 2.0 a fail

Governments the world over - Australia's included - are still missing the point about Gov 2.0. IT analyst Gartner says that instead of using social networks and the internet to empower Government workers and citizens, they are using the tools to push political messages and propaganda.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 03 November 2010 22:55

Info Commissioner to drive Gov 2.0: Lundy

The newly-created Office of the Australian Information Commissioner would bring with it an era with much easier access to public sector information and a boon for Gov 2.0 practices, Parliamentary Secretary Kate Lundy said.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 24 September 2010 17:31

Lundy to prime PM's Gov 2.0 engine

The technology sector's profile got a big promotion within the Gillard Government when ACT Senator Kate Lundy was elevated into a Parliamentary Secretary role. It's in her nature these days, it seems, she takes the industry with her wherever she goes.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Federal Government has taken a further step toward adopting a more open and collaborative culture based on Web 2.0-style tools, with Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner issuing a Declaration of Open Government on behalf the Commonwealth that serves as a blueprint for ongoing Gov 2.0 development.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 12 May 2010 22:51

Swannie bankrolls Gov 2.0 change program

Treasurer Wayne Swan's third federal Budget has delivered the first green shoots of public administration reform that incorporate core Web 2.0 technologies for citizen consultation and collaboration and incorporates broad philosophies of open government.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Lindsay Tanner and Joe Ludwig shared the driving when they delivered a truckload of Government 2.0 policy initiatives to the Commonwealth public sector. But they should have organised a truckload of money to implement the plans to be dropped off at the same time.

Published in The Big House

The Rudd Government has accepted the lion's share of recommendations in the Government 2.0 Taskforce report and will introduce a swag of directives to encourage the use of collaboration and social networking tools within the public sector.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 05 February 2010 14:38

Vics embrace Creative Commons for Gov 2.0

Victoria is set to become the first Australian state to make open access to public sector information (PSI) its default position as it moves to implement new Government 2.0 procedures throughout the public service.
Published in Government Tech Policy
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has hired Tom Burton, a former senior Fairfax journalist and presently online director for US think tank, the Centre for American Progress, to lead its Web 2.0 and Gov 2.0 strategy.
Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 09 December 2009 08:03

Obama sets Gov 2.0 timetable for open information

The Obama administration in the US has issued an Open Government Directive that establishes deadlines for opening up access to public information and implementing 2.0-style Government initiatives.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 19 October 2009 08:25

2.0 challenge is cultural, not technical: Tanner

The challenge for Government in building 2.0-style community engagement was in balancing a free exchange of ideas with the security and impartiality required for policy development, Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner said.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 14 October 2009 13:38

Feds: Privacy overhaul 'technology neutral'

In the most comprehensive set of reforms in a generation, the Rudd Government will overhaul privacy law in Australia, harmonising privacy treatment across Federal and State jurisdictions, and "future proofing" these protections against technology change.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 13 October 2009 13:24

Hackers wanted: Mashup events target Govt data

Lindsay Tanner's Gov 2.0 Taskforce has spawned three hacker events in support of its Mashup Australia competition – including two hosted by Google Australia – as it seeks creative ways to use dormant public sector data.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 06 October 2009 13:12

ANU builds 2.0 'crowdsourcing' into health portal

A mental health portal launched by the Australian National University that uses Web 2.0-style tools to "crowdsource" opinions about online treatment options aims to encourage young people to seek better health information and better outcomes.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 17 September 2009 10:37

Gov 2.0: Google targets public sector

Google Australia arrived in Canberra this week, launching a government ‘best practice’ site and meeting with both sides of politics to brief them on 2.0 engagement tools for the public sector.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Sunday, 13 September 2009 12:08

NSW readies website for Gov 2.0 data set downloads

The NSW Government has begun a long process of cataloguing all the data sets it collects and has now committed to making the free public availability of each set its default position in handling public information.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 13 August 2009 10:38

Gov 2.0 Taskforce embarks on 1.0 Roadshow

The Lindsay Tanner-appointed Government 2.0 Taskforce is preparing a very One-Dot-Oh road trip in the next three weeks, conducting open forums in capital cities across the country as it canvasses directly for ideas from the broad community.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 07 August 2009 12:12

Gov 2.0 Project Fund details out shortly

The Commonwealth’s Government 2.0 Taskforce will announce within weeks application details for Web innovators seeking grants through the taskforce’ $2.45 million Project Fund.

Friday, 31 July 2009 08:21

Feeding the Black Box: Decision-making 2.0

With the release of the Public Sphere 2: Government 2.0 briefing paper from Kate Lundy’s office, it is worth noting the success so far of the Public Sphere venture. But it also highlights some slightly skewed expectations about where Gov 2.0 initiatives can take us and how fast we’ll get there.

Published in The Big House

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