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Government 2.0 Australia

Supporting the Google Group that can be found at the link below, this group provides a place for those on GovLoop and interested in Government 2.0 as it relates to Australia.

Location: Australia
Members: 130
Latest Activity: Nov 25, 2013

Discussion Forum

How is gov 2.0 doing in Australia?

Started by Davied. Last reply by Davied Aug 22, 2013. 2 Replies

Gov 3.0 - Engagement in the year 2030

Started by steve davies. Last reply by Darron Passlow Jul 31, 2010. 3 Replies

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Comment by Steve Cottle on June 21, 2012 at 9:15am

Craig posts some info on Australian census data and how it impacts gov 2.0:

Comment by Stephen Peteritas on October 26, 2010 at 11:52am
Talking broadband in Australia: what's your take?
Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on October 22, 2010 at 8:45am
PODCAST: Interview with Paula Bray, Manager, Visual & Digitisation Services, Powerhouse Museum
Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on October 20, 2010 at 8:30am
PODCAST: Interview with Belinda Hayes, Web Communications Manager, Department of Sustainability & Environment (Vic):
Comment by Darron Passlow on July 31, 2010 at 7:58pm
Innovation is the key to success for our involvement in Gov2.0 initiatives. I was delighted to find the attached link (in a USA Gov2.0 group discusion). I thought I would bring it to the attention of others, who like me might not have been aware of this significant activity (that warrants our support).

4. Advancing Public Sector Innovation (05/21/2010) Empowering Change: Fostering Innovation in the Australian Public Service looks at sources of innovation and those who can help design, implement and deliver it. The report outlines what agencies, teams, and individuals can do.
Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on July 28, 2010 at 4:02pm
Link to article:

Comment by Darron Passlow on March 14, 2010 at 6:05pm
Competition a good idea - however the note on what US Gov is trying to do under Obama, seems a bit convoluted and disjointed.

I do not think we should be debating (or "competitioning") Gov 2.0. Let's just accept that new technology will find its place in our lives!

What we should be doing is encouraging Rudd and Gillard to get behind a Gov2.0 debate on a key issue. And what is more key at the moment than our Medical/Health future.
I see Premier Kennealey (NSW) has a BIG meeting today with heath professionals to discuss the Fed's health proposal.
This debate should be extended and opened up to all stakeholders and not just in NSW.
It is a major Federal/States issue that does need to be resolved for our well-being.
Let's somehow encourage premiers (departments), the feds and particularly Health to get involved and get a proper, open debate going.
Gov2.0 - let's encourage the use of better mechansim as part of this important debate.

It is not hard to come up with this idea BUT do we have the innovative spirit to run with it and make it a success. Its success will depend on us finding a "champion" at the top level (be that Rudd or Abbott). Oh where is our Obama!
Comment by steve davies on March 14, 2010 at 4:55pm
Let's have an Australian Public Service competition to get Gov 2.0 happening on the ground. Competition is OK
Comment by steve davies on March 11, 2010 at 3:58am
I have often drawn attention to the fact that Australian Public Service agencies seem reticent about social media and Gov 2.0

Lead agencies are crucial to setting an example to other Agencies and it is excellent to observe that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is doing just that.

The ATO has recently established a presence on Twitter. Go take a look.

As of right now the ATO has 510 followers on Twitter. Among that are 19 lists, some connected to the accounting industry. All to be expected.

So that is the plus side.

On the need to improvement side it would be great to see the ATO following people and lists. This is not the case. Zero in fact.

There are a total of 16 Tweets - covering topics from fraud to working in the ATO. Not bad in themselves, but what all this suggests is that the ATO is using social media as 'just another channel'. Not so good.

All of which suggests a good start, but how about taking some slightly bigger steps in the direction of citizen engagement. Here are some suggestions:

  • Link to small business groups and invite them to talk to you.
  • Ask question like what would the ATO have to be like for you to work for them?
  • If you were Tax Commissioner for the day what would you do?
  • What is the one thing the ATO could do to better serve the public?
  • And the list goes on.
That is before we go near the bigger question of why not allow ATO staff to directly engage online with the community? And how about staff engaging on line with each other and the wider public service.

So all in all a great start, but with room for improvement. In teaching terms a C+. It would be great to see all APS agencies delivering an A+. Or at least engaging people to show that is where they wish to go.

So let's give credit where credit is due. And while we are about it tweet the ATO

Steve D

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on February 12, 2010 at 6:49pm
Hi Peggy - Are you looking for Australia only? Or is this something that you would want to post in the general Forum section of the GovLoop community to cast the net wider?

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