October 2010 Blog Posts (19)

A social manifesto for members of the Australian Public Service

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…
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Added by steve davies on October 31, 2010 at 12:00pm — 18 Comments

Podcast with UK Government's Director for Transparency & Digital Engagement, Andrew Stott

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.…



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Added by Ross Jenkinson on October 28, 2010 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Get the scoop on Swoop!

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 — No Comments

VPS Hack Day Returns

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 @…

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Added by Janice van Reyk on October 27, 2010 at 9:54am — No Comments

The new politician?

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 -…
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Added by steve davies on October 25, 2010 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Podcast with Belinda Hayes, Web Communications Manager, Department of Sustainability & Environment (Vic)

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 — No Comments

Podcast with Mia Garlick, Assistant Secretary for the Digital Economy Branch, Department of Broadband, Communication and the Digital Economy

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 — No Comments

Q&A with Paula Bray, Manager, Visual & Digitisation Services, Powerhouse Museum

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.…



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Added by Ross Jenkinson on October 22, 2010 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Lundy & Thomler: World eDemocracy Awards to Boost Australia's Global Reputation & Credibility in Gov 2.0

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.



Commenting 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 — No Comments

Strong Progress Made, but Governance Frameworks and Organisational Culture Still Inhibiting Gov 2.0, says Thomler

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 — 1 Comment

Forum: Why we can't ignore Gov 2.0



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…

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Added by Janice van Reyk on October 18, 2010 at 2:46pm — 1 Comment

Australian Public Service Social Manifesto

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…
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Added by steve davies on October 17, 2010 at 7:15pm — 12 Comments

Using Blogs and Wikis in the Australian Public Service

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.…

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Added by steve davies on October 17, 2010 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Whole of Government Taskforce - October 2010 Meeting Outcomes - Gov 2.0 Action Plan

Report from first Whole of Government Task Force meeting on VPS Gov 2.0 Action Plan available at…

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Added by Janice van Reyk on October 14, 2010 at 5:27pm — 2 Comments

Gov 2.0 Action Plan Progress Dashboard October 2010

The progress dashboard for the implementation of the Victorian Government's 2.0 Action Plan as at October 2010 is now available.

http://www.egov.vic.gov.au/victorian-government-resources/government-2-0-action-plan/government-2-0-action-plan-progress-dashboard-october-2010.html

Added by Janice van Reyk on October 14, 2010 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Examples of Gov 2.0 in action in Victorian Government

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

as we…

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Added by Janice van Reyk on October 6, 2010 at 6:05pm — No Comments

US Gov 2.0 Initiatives

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…
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Added by steve davies on October 5, 2010 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Having your say Baby!

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 — No Comments

Forum wrap: Social media - maximising opportunities and minimising risks

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:…

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Added by Janice van Reyk on October 1, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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