Minister for Finance Lindsay Tanner outlines his Government 2.0 reform agenda – how to make government smarter, cheaper, and more informed, responsive and engaged.
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 light into the big house… 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 of OpenAustralia itself as a demonstration of the benefits transparency… 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 public servant supporters of openness to take the lead –… 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 shut him down. In other words, writes Michael Richardson, Kevin… more