The open source software world has a lot to teach us about collaborating to produce ‘public goods’. Miriam Lyons explores the parallels and flags some ideas on how we can overcome the obstacles to upgrading… more
Barry Saunders presents a practical how-to-guide for public servants, politicians or community organisers who want to start using Web2.0 tools.
How many Australians hate voting, let alone think of taking a more active role in the development of Government policy? Miriam Lyons argues that the most effective form of democratic renewal is for governments to… more
CPD’s Executive Director Miriam Lyons reflects on the difference between stronger Freedom of Information laws and an ‘open access’ mindset, and argues that it’s time to open the windows of government and let some more… more
Taking off his many hats – including as a member of the Government 2.0 Taskforce – Martin Stewart-Weeks connects the Government 2.0 concept to the bigger challenge of creating new ways to govern.
Katherine Szuminska, co-founder of OpenAustralia, looks at what transparency means in a Government 2.0 world, and at how to go about implementing it. She draws on the radically transparent approach… more
Dr Peter Chen, of the University of Sydney, asks ‘What social contract lies at the heart of Government 2.0?’ He argues that the real question for Government 2.0 enthusiasts is… more
Stephen Collins identifies key aspects of public sector culture and management that will need to change if Government 2.0 is to have any real success. And he calls for all… more
Matt Crozier and Crispin Butteriss, from Bang the Table, outline key mechanisms for managing the risks of online engagement, but point out that the bigger risk is faced by those… more