Steve davies's Blog – February 2011 Archive (3)

Freedom of Information = Freedom of Innovation

This post started life on the blog set up by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner to seek comment on information policy. Pay the OAIC blog a visit. They are eager for people to contribute.


In terms of creating a pro-disclosure and pro-innovation culture across the public service I have expressed the view that a secure and anonymous facility for public servants to disclose information concerning the…


Added by steve davies on February 13, 2011 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Australia's Gov 2.0 future

A great initiative from Kate Carruthers and Craig Thomler. It is fascinating how, unlike other government initiatives, Gov 2.0 has effectively become a movement. Both within and outside the public service and, indeed, among some politicians.


While this is obviously a big plus that speaks volumes of the dedication of many visionary and…


Added by steve davies on February 6, 2011 at 7:41pm — No Comments

How apolitical should public servants and the public service be?

The work of has prompted me to ponder just how apolitical should the Australian Public Service expect its' members to be? The work of Avaaz encompasses social and political good. So just how problematic is the political aspect of the work of organisations like Avazz for public servants - especially in a democracy.


Departments often ask their employees to consider contributing to charities, but should…


Added by steve davies on February 3, 2011 at 9:57am — No Comments

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