Posts By Janice van Reyk

Victorian Public Sector nominated for 5 Excellence on eGov Awards

The Commonwealth of Australia has announced the finalists for the annual eGovernment award which promote excellence, innovation and professionalism in the use of Gov 2.0 and ICT. Excellence in eGov Awards The Victorian Public Sector (VPS) has been short-listed in 5 out of 6 categories. This includes VPS Hub – the whole of Victorian GovernmentRead… Read more »

Vote Victoria – first ever voting centre app

Vote Victoria is a Gov 2.0 application developed by Information Victoria in collaboration with the Victorian Electoral Commission. This first ever voting centre app provides locations of voting centre and allows voters to track election results. Build in a record 6 weeks from concept to release on the iTunes App Store. Click here for moreRead… Read more »

Craig Thomler on Gov 2.0 in Australia

On Friday 29 October 2010 well known eGov AU blogger and Commonwealth public servant Craig Thomler spoke to a crowd of roughly 200 Victorian public sector employees, covering the basics of Government 2.0 as well as examining several case studies. His slideshow can be viewed at Mr Thomler also attended a smaller roundtable discussionRead… Read more »

VPS Hack Day Returns on 18 Nov

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 @ FollowRead… Read more »

Gov 2.0 Action Plan Progress Dashboard 2010

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

Examples of Gov 2.0 in action in Victorian Government

Case studies showcasing examples of Gov 2.0 in action in Victorian Government available at All of these examples put people at the centre, improving everyday life. We will be adding more examples over time. Let us know about similar initiatives in other jurisdictions as we are keen to learn from others. In the meantime,Read… Read more »

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:• Kathy Phelan – Director, Small World Social Media• Greg Daniel – Executive Chairman, SR7• Maria Katsonis – Principal Advisor PublicRead… Read more »