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
Mark Elliot, Darren Sharp and Matt Cooperrider from Collabforge draw on their experience with successful collaborative policy development projects to provide guidelines for effective community engagement in the policy process.
Lee Bryant and James Dellow, of Europe’s leading social technology consultancy, Headshift, propose the application of some 21st century solutions to Australia’s problems: use government spending to seed innovation; harness… more
Meet Kevin Page. He is the Parliamentary Budget Officer, and is one of the linchpins of accountability and transparency in Canada. And now the Government that installed him wants to… more
In 2004, the South Australian state government introduced a whole-of-state Strategic Plan for South Australia, with data transparency at its heart. Amy King looks at the successes achieved in South Australia as a model that… more