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Why Should Governments Continue to Control Voting Systems and Processes?

Having centralised systems for voting is the standard approach for countries around the world.In most places it is simply accepted that the government funds the system for election and referendum voting - funding the polling places, ballot boxes, officials and vote counting systems, whether this be directly or at arms length via a body independent of government, but reliant on government funding.And let's face it, voting is integral to governance. Voting provides legitimacy to a country's…See More
yesterday
Craig Thomler posted a blog post

Who Won GovHack's National Prizes - Analysis

I've done some work analysing who actually won the National awards at GovHack based on the official results at govhack.org/2014-winners/, and this is what I've discovered... There were 87 National GovHack awards given out to Projects and Teams, with one GovHack subcategory (Best Science Reporting) unawarded. Of these, 66 awards were awarded to Teams for their Projects, and 21 to Teams as team achievement awards that were not for a specific…See More
Monday
Craig Thomler posted a blog post

Who Won GovHack's National Prizes: An Analysis

I've done some work analysing who actually won the National awards at GovHack based on the official results at govhack.org/2014-winners/, and this is what I've discovered... There were 87 National GovHack awards given out to Projects and Teams, with one GovHack subcategory (Best Science Reporting) unawarded. Of these, 66 awards were awarded to Teams for their Projects, and 21 to Teams as team achievement awards that were not for a specific…See More
Aug 15
Craig Thomler posted a blog post

Watch the video of the GovHack 2014 Red Carpet Awards

The GovHack Red Carpet Awards was awesome (as you can see from the liveblog from Sunday).If you weren't able to attend or watch the event's livestream, the video of the awards is now live at the GovHack site, and I've embedded it below for your convenience.eGov AUCraig Thomler's personal Gov 2.0 and eGovernment thoughts and…See More
Aug 11
Craig Thomler posted a blog post

GovHack 2014 winners to be announced on 10 August

GovHack 2014 was the largest open data in Australian history.With over 1,300 participants across 10 locations, it set a new benchmark for engagement with, and reuse of, government data.On Sunday evening the winners will be announced at a Red Carpet Awards Night in Brisbane. I'll be attending and liveblogging & tweeting the event, so keep an eye on eGovAU and on the hashtags #govhack,…See More
Aug 8
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Aug 5
Craig Thomler posted a blog post

Indonesia's 'People's Cabinet' is One of the Most Innovative Uses of Gov 2.0 in the Asia-Pacific region

In Australia roughly 90% of us use the internet, whereas in Indonesia only around 42% of the population do - which still means that roughly 75 million Indonesians are online, or roughly four times the number of Australians that use the internet. In fact Indonesia was ranked in 2013 as the fourth largest nation of Facebook users in the world, with 63 million users. This is behind the US with 147 million users, India with 115 million and Brazil with 69 million. Where does Australia rank for…See More
Jul 31
Craig Thomler posted a blog post

Communications Professionals Have 5 Years to Understand Digital, or Become Unemployable

Back in 2009 I started telling communications professionals that they had ten years to understand digital channels and integrate them into their thinking, or there would no longer be jobs for them in the industry. I also blogged about this in February 2010. At the time this was highly confronting to a number of experienced comms people, and I got quite a bit of push-back,…See More
Jul 28

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Current Title:
Online Communications Director
Current Agency or Organization
Department of Health and Ageing, Australia
Educational Background (Degree, School):
Marketing Degree way back when
Project Management Diploma
The rest of my experience is practical
Profile Links - Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
http://egovau.blogspot.com
I work for the government because:
there is a tremendous opportunity to use the online channel to improve the engagement and relevance of government to citizens and the provision of services.

Craig Thomler's Blog

Why Should Governments Continue to Control Voting Systems and Processes?

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 2:35am 0 Comments

Having centralised systems for voting is the standard approach for countries around the world.



In most places it is simply accepted that the government funds the system for election and referendum voting - funding the polling places, ballot boxes, officials and vote counting systems, whether this be directly or at arms length via a body independent of government, but reliant on government funding.



And let's face it, voting is integral to governance. Voting…
Continue

Who Won GovHack's National Prizes - Analysis

Posted on August 17, 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

I've done some work analysing who actually won the National awards at GovHack based on the official results at govhack.org/2014-winners/, and this is what I've discovered...



There were 87 National GovHack awards given out to Projects and Teams, with one GovHack subcategory (Best Science Reporting) unawarded. Of these, 66 awards were awarded to Teams for their Projects, and 21 to Teams as team achievement awards that were…
Continue

Who Won GovHack's National Prizes: An Analysis

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

I've done some work analysing who actually won the National awards at GovHack based on the official results at govhack.org/2014-winners/, and this is what I've discovered...



There were 87 National GovHack awards given out to Projects and Teams, with one GovHack subcategory (Best Science Reporting) unawarded. Of these, 66 awards were awarded to Teams for their Projects, and 21 to Teams as team achievement awards that were…
Continue

Watch the video of the GovHack 2014 Red Carpet Awards

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 5:32am 0 Comments

The GovHack Red Carpet Awards was awesome (as you can see from the liveblog from Sunday).



If you weren't able to attend or watch the event's livestream, the video of the awards is now live at the GovHack site, and I've embedded it below for your convenience.…



Continue

GovHack 2014 winners to be announced on 10 August

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 10:02pm 0 Comments

GovHack 2014 was the largest open data in Australian history.



With over 1,300 participants across 10 locations, it set a new benchmark for engagement with, and reuse of, government data.



On Sunday evening the winners will be announced at a Red Carpet Awards Night in Brisbane. I'll be attending and liveblogging & tweeting the event, so keep an eye on eGovAU and on the hashtags…
Continue

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At 1:13pm on December 19, 2009, GovLoop gave Craig Thomler a gift
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Craig - You've been big part taking GovLoop message to OZ and abroad. As such, I'd like to honor you as part of select tribe with 2010 Virtual GovLoop Trophy of Awesomeness.
At 3:29pm on July 6, 2009, Don Jacobson said…
Craig - Thanks for joining the GovLeaders group! Please check out "Why We Need to Lead" (if you haven't already) and consider telling us about the best leader you ever worked for.

Don
At 1:52pm on July 6, 2009, Denise Hill said…
Hi Craig,

I multi-task : ). Thanks for asking. Hope all is well.
At 11:30am on June 20, 2009, Jeff Granger said…
Hi Craig,

Thanks for inviting me to connect up as a fellow Aussie.

I noticed your article on GoverningPeople.com. You might be interested to know that the ABS have started taking registrations for TableBuilder, their next evolution of data dissemination for the Australian Census. I work for the company that developed the CDATA Online and TableBuilder software for the ABS, which has given me an interest in the Gov2.0, open government and public data movements.

All the best,

Jeff Granger
At 12:38pm on June 6, 2009, Dr D.C.Misra said…
Welcome to E-government Group.

Dr D.C.Misra
At 1:51pm on December 4, 2008, Michael O. Johnston said…
Welcome Craig,

Please introduce yourself, read our top 10 tips, check out our top groups, invite your colleagues, and let me know if you have any ideas on making GovLoop even better.

Thank You,

Michael O. Johnston
Govloop Community Leader
 
 
 

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