I have been ruminating (as I occasionally do) about the Federal Court. There are things that puzzle me about some decisions. Today I am thinking of one in particular.
In writing this, I bear in mind that Justice Rares said in his speech… Continue
Added by Leroy on January 29, 2014 at 3:00pm —
No 1: Poisoning the Well
This very dirty trick can be used very successfully by the Commonwealth and its Agencies on self‑represented applicants. In fact, it is so dirty, it’s filthy. If it is executed skillfully, the unrepresented applicant will never be able to recover from it.
This is how it works
Where the applicant is self-represented, the Tribunal or Court invites the counsel representing the Commonwealth Agency to give the opening address.… Continue
Added by Leroy on July 13, 2013 at 10:30am —
This is a paper by Justice Kirby about public interest litigation. His observations paint a somewhat depressing picture of what to expect if litigating a public interest matter.
Public interest litigation includes:
- the bringing of proceedings before courts and tribunals that a government official has acted unlawfully;…
Added by Cheryl Robyn Weeks on December 3, 2012 at 11:00pm —
An excellent report by Suzanne Smith in the drum about the use of twitter to protect whistleblowers.
The public disclosures made by Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox speak volumes about his courage and integrity. Workplace bullying and whistleblowing have been a recurring… Continue
Added by steve davies on November 19, 2012 at 11:33am —
So here goes Steve playing the generation card. Worse still he does so after reading Are the Boomers Screwing the Millennials? by Peter Lawler. A political conservative.
No, I have not taken a sudden liking to conservative views, but Peter's article did prompt a few thoughts. A few thoughts that, I… Continue
Added by steve davies on August 14, 2012 at 10:00am —
An interesting bit of work from the Indiana University Office of Interactive Communications.
Many of us grew up in the Push Culture, a period in history where manufacturers and distributors told us what we should think about their product through all types of advertising mediums that were available at the time - television, print, and even the dearly loved telemarketers. Branding was King. That was then. Times have changed, thanks almost exclusively to the internet and…
Added by steve davies on November 27, 2011 at 10:30am —
From Canadian Nick Charney (Government In the Lab) - 5 Tips For Public Servants Using Social Media
Some good advice which, while fairly common sense, might not be obvious to some in the public sector.
Added by Jeff Evans on July 18, 2011 at 1:46pm —
I got an interesting question posed to me by some members as a result of my message to OZloop members on the GetUp petition concerning the slaughter of live export cattle.
The view put forward was that if OZloop gets too broad in content it risks losing people who want to discuss government machinery, but are uncomfortable with activist positions.
On reflection I do agree with that view. So if I have made anyone feel uncomfortable I apologize. Point taken.
Added by steve davies on June 1, 2011 at 8:55am —
As the cleanup continues from the tragic floods in Queensland, I thought it would be appropriate to write about the role that social media increasingly plays in both the immediate response to a disaster, and the long-term recovery.
Having worked through the Victorian Bushfires of February 2009, the preceding heatwave and an ongoing role in recovery, it has amazed me at how social media has become an ingrown part in major scale events – just as social media has…
Added by David Micallef on January 23, 2011 at 9:43pm —
Some of the conversation at the Gov 2.0 conference got me thinking about the question of whether we need to figure out what the unwritten rules of conversation that may be impeding dialogue are.
To do this maybe we need to ask ourselves individually and discuss collectively the following questions:
What are the characteristics of information and views that makes them easy to share and talk about?
What are the characteristics of information and views that makes… Continue
Added by steve davies on November 9, 2010 at 12:47pm —
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 —
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 —
OK. So the election over. Here we are with an emergent Gov 2.0 and Public Service 2.0
. Time to revisit Politics 2.0
Given the nature of this post I want to be up front about my own political views. On social policy I sit… Continue
Added by steve davies on August 22, 2010 at 10:00am —
I've been meaning to post on the Victorian Gov 2.0 Action Plan
for a while. Having worked in both the APS and State/Territory jurisdictions I've always been struck by the fact that State/Territory public sector jurisdictions are more action oriented. Not surprising given the fact that these… Continue
Added by steve davies on August 15, 2010 at 11:50am —
The Six Villains of Gov 2.0
or for that matter, social media within organisations. What do the villains in the public sector look like? What do the heroes look like?
Added by steve davies on July 12, 2010 at 7:34pm —
I think most, if not all of you, know about the AGIMO Blog
. What struck me was the absence of something really simple to assist people who do not ordinarily blog to engage. With that thought in mind I whipped up something for AGIMO and they have posted it under the tagline Does our blog need a user guide
Added by steve davies on May 9, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Blueprint for the reform of Australian Goverment Administration release.
Get it here
Added by steve davies on March 29, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Accenture Report Web 2.0 and Next Gen Public Service
The Value Governance Framework is most interesting.
Added by steve davies on March 15, 2010 at 6:34am —
Last weeks Public Sector Informant published an article by Terry Fewtrell on the implications of the work done by the Gov 2.0 Taskforce. Terry is principal consultant with Yellow Edge Consulting. The article… Continue
Added by steve davies on February 10, 2010 at 3:41am —
What are the implications of The 90 - 9 - 1 Principle
for Gov 2.0 and citizen participation? And, indeed, for public servants engaging in robust online discussion.
Here is a presentation
given by… Continue
Added by steve davies on January 25, 2010 at 9:56am —