Posts By steve davies

Australian Public Servants – A license to challenge

Another interesting development here in Australia. OK. There is a lot of conversation about the need for cultural change in the public sector to get the most out of social media and make Gov 2.0 happen. Not to mention the need to make a big shift to get innovation and public sector reform moving. ForRead… Read more »

How disillusioned are people with Gov 2.0?

Engagement Enhanced democracy Citizen 2.0 Gov 2.0 Public service 2.0 Parliamentary reform APS Reform Innovation Culture change Participation Openness Parliamentary reform Social media Web 2.0 Web 3.0 Do you feel besieged by buzz words? Does the action match the rhetoric? Is there a big mismatch between those who are passionate about the possibilities the useRead… Read more »


Wonder how America compares to Australia? FUD pretty well explains why Gov 2.0 is not taking root. Pubic servants fear what might happen to them if they engage on line Citizens are uncertain what the ground rules are Politicians are full of doubt Sure there are plenty of projects and sure those who are activistsRead… Read more »

Do State public services have more get up and go than Feds?

The Victorian Public Sector, Australia has released its’ Gov 2.0 Action Plan. Having worked in both the Australian Public Service 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 jurisdictions are at the pointy end of service deliveryRead… Read more »

Are you a Gov 2.0 activist?

Australia’s Government Chief Information Officer, Ann Steward, urged civil servants to become Gov 2.0 activists at the FutureGov Forum Australia yesterday (Tuesday 27th July). She also had strong words for government agencies on the accessibility of their online services. From Asia/Pacific FutureGov. All very true and great stuff Ann. To get Gov 2.0 happening onRead… Read more »

Australia – Declaration of Open Government made by Lindsay Tanner

On 16 July Lindsay Tanner, Minister for Finance and Deregulation issued the Declaration of Open Government on behalf of the Australian Government. A fantastic job by many people with talent, foresight, courage and passion. Absolutely fantastic and a breath of fresh air for public servants and the community. Now the hard work begins to createRead… Read more »