In my online travels I've found online communities for all kinds of professional groups - from hairdressers to maths professors to undertakers.
All of them are very active and lively (well - except the undertakers). They all have robust professional discussions and serve as effective mechanisms to share peoples' ideas and experience - without crossing confidentiality lines.
However when looking for Australian public service communities online, the situation is different. There are very few communities, there is little discussion, they all contain 'the usual suspects' - and generally more non-public servants than public servants.
So my question is - why are Australian public servants so quiet online?
Please speak up and answer - I won't bite.
PS: This also links to Martin Stewart-Weeke's post over at the Gov 2.0 Taskforce, If you could start with a blank sheet of paper…