Next week I will be presenting at the Gov 2.0 conference being held in Canberra. What has been nagging away at me are some thoughts related to the fact that there is great work going on around the place by some very clever people.
However, the constant buzz is about how the organisational culture of many APS agencies is such that social media and Gov 2.0 is not a reality for the majority of public servants. That the situation is patchy and that fear, uncertainty and doubt… Continue
Added by steve davies on October 31, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Listen to this exclusive Podcast with Andrew Stott, UK Government's Director for Transparency & Digital Engagement ahead of his appearance at CeBIT Australia's Gov 2.0 Conference in Canberra.
Andrew talks about the journey of establishing the data.gov.uk and key milestones since its launch as well as other insights about the open government agenda in the UK.…
Added by Ross Jenkinson on October 28, 2010 at 5:50pm —
New VPS Gov 2.0 spotlight. Swoop! campaign. Using crowd sourcing and geo-spatial data mash up to map swooping magpies. http://go.vic.gov.au/sDURpV
Added by Janice van Reyk on October 28, 2010 at 11:27am —
VPS Hack Day is an initiative under the VPS Government 2.0 Action Plan. Teams turn up on the day for an intense hack session to devise and build applications and mashups using Victorian Government data. Some really cool stuff came out of the first VPS Hack Day held last year. More info @… Continue
Added by Janice van Reyk on October 27, 2010 at 9:54am —
Back in February 2010 I put up a post entitled New times demand a new public servant
outlining an article published an article by Terry Fewtrell on the implications of the work done by the Gov 2.0 Taskforce.
Here we are a few months later and, courtesy of a Senate Estimates hearing, we have publicly available information that suggests the need for a new kind of politician -… Continue
Added by steve davies on October 25, 2010 at 8:00pm —
CeBIT Australia recently spoke with Belinda Hayes, Web Communications Manager, Department of Sustainability & Environment (Vic) and asked her about her roles and responsibilities, the adoption of web 2.0 and social media tools within DSE, training and upskilling of staff, implementing gov 2.0 strategies in existing plans, examples of community engagement and Belinda’s thoughts on the uptake of web 2.0 in the federal election.
* Please briefly describe your role and… Continue
Added by Ross Jenkinson on October 22, 2010 at 1:49pm —
CeBIT Australia recorded a Podcast with Mia Garlick, Assistant Secretary for the Digital Economy Branch, Department of Broadband, Communication and the Digital Economy.
Mia was asked:
* Having participated in the Gov 2.0 Taskforce process, and seen the Government response in May – what have been the main steps forward or strong examples of success, and what have been the main lessons learnt?
* Gov 2.0 has been described as “sharing information and engaging with citizens… Continue
Added by Ross Jenkinson on October 22, 2010 at 1:30pm —
CeBIT Australia recently interviewed Paula Bray, Manager, Visual & Digitisation Services, Powerhouse Museum.
Paula was asked about her role at the Powerhouse Museum, how she's using Web 2.0 tools, the biggest lessons learnt from the adoption process, some examples of online community engagement, effective use of social media, challenges to open government
and what the future holds for the Powerhouse Museum.… Continue
Added by Ross Jenkinson on October 22, 2010 at 12:09pm —
Senator Kate Lundy and Craig Thomler have both commented that their respective win and nomination at the World eDemocracy Awards
will boost Australia’s reputation and “provide global credibility and interest in Australia” for Gov 2.0 approaches.
on her win to awards organisers, Lundy said it recognised Australia’s progress in Gov 2.0… Continue
Added by Ross Jenkinson on October 22, 2010 at 12:02pm —
An evolution of the culture within the public sector towards supporting Gov 2.0 has made steady ground since the declaration of open government in July, explains Gov 2.0 advocate, Craig Thomler.
But governance frameworks and organisational culture are proving to be the biggest inhibitors to transformation, he believes.
Thomler, Online Communications Director at the Department of Health and Ageing told CeBIT Australia
yesterday that Australia's governance structures… Continue
Added by Ross Jenkinson on October 22, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, wikis, blogs and other social media tools offer the tempting promise of a government that is more open, collaborative and participative. Social media is also changing the way in which politics is being reported and how government is interacting with the public. Is it simply hype or does Government 2.0 provide real opportunities… Continue
Added by Janice van Reyk on October 18, 2010 at 2:46pm —
This post is a bit of a work in progress.
OK. Government, the Australian Public Service Commission and, with the Gov 2.0 Report and Ahead of the Game Report, a pretty clear message has been sent to . . . 'Get on with it'.
I don't know about anyone else, but this is not translating into action on the ground for most public servants. To cross that particular chasm what might just be needed is a clear social manifesto for the Australian Public Service. Not…
Added by steve davies on October 17, 2010 at 7:15pm —
OK. This is a messy looking post. Last Friday, 15 October 2010 I attended a great event put on by AGIMO here in Canberra. Below are my tweets. The big standouts for me are the great work being done by AGIMO and the challenge of pushing forward within APS agencies.…
Added by steve davies on October 17, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Report from first Whole of Government Task Force meeting on VPS Gov 2.0 Action Plan available at… Continue
Added by Janice van Reyk on October 14, 2010 at 5:27pm —
Added by Janice van Reyk on October 14, 2010 at 3:58pm —
Case study examples now posted at: http://bit.ly/b8mr2B
All of these examples put people at the centre, improving everyday life. We will be adding more examples over time.yes""> Let us know about similar initiatives in other jurisdictions Continue
Added by Janice van Reyk on October 6, 2010 at 6:05pm —
If you are located in Canberra, CGI is pleased to invite you to a free breakfast seminar presented by Ms. Molly O’Neill, VP CGI Federal on current initiatives for Gov 2.0 in the USA and lessons learned that could help Australia along this exciting journey.
Take a look at the… Continue
Added by steve davies on October 5, 2010 at 8:17pm —
One of our clients overseas (City of Austin Council in Texas) has recently released a series of videos to promote their city plan. I love this - especially the staff backing singers.
I think video is a massively underused resource in Australia. For some reason organisations at every level of government seem to struggle to comprehend that the community would much rather click on a video link than download and read a 10 page PDF. Just because YouTube is blocked by arcane social media… Continue
Added by Matthew Crozier on October 3, 2010 at 1:35pm —
The Victorian Managed Insurance Authority held a successful forum for the Victorian Public Sector on the maximising the opportunities and minimising the risks of social media. Attended by 200 people, the forum featured three speakers:…
Added by Janice van Reyk on October 1, 2010 at 6:00pm —