Thomler: Strong Progress Made, but Governance Frameworks and Organisational Culture Still Inhibiting Gov 2.0

An evolution of the culture within the public sector towards supporting Gov 2.0 has made steady ground since the declaration of open government in July, explains Gov 2.0 advocate, Craig Thomler.

But governance frameworks and organisational culture are proving to be the biggest inhibitors to transformation, he believes.

Thomler, Online Communications Director at the Department of Health and Ageing told CeBIT Australia yesterday that Australia’s governance structures tend to have an aversion to risk-taking.

legislative governance and procedural requirements that governments in Australia have, leads to a tendency towards conservative and risk-adverse public sector practices”

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