[LINK] Smart enough for the 2020 forum?
Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Thu Feb 7 09:05:32 EST 2008
At 04:23 PM 4/02/2008, Sylvano wrote:
> ... I am interested to hear what others think of this kind of exercise...
By a remarkable coincidence:
Linkgram - The Link Institute
Link 100 for Australia's 2020 forum
Canberra, 5 February 2008: The Link Institute announced today that it
will provide 100 on-line ambassadors for the Australia 2020 forum <
This is part of an effort to put the Australian government's
processes online and restyle the bureaucracy as the "Blogaucracy".
Professor Klerfell, director of the Link Institute, said that
pre-event web based forums will solicit ideas for the future of
Australia. One hundred people equipped with WiFi linked mobile
workstations will attend each workshop on the day, connecting the
separate forums to each other and to the Australian population around
the globe. A projection screen at each forum will display windows
showing remote participants and useful information.
The Prime Minister has announced that the 2020 forum will be funded
from MPs salaries: "since it is normally the job of MPs to come up
with policy ideas for Australia's future, the MPs have decided that
their pay for the week the forum will be donated to pay for the
event. Also referendum to change the constitution to permanently
down size Parliament and put it online will be held in conjunction
with the next election
<http://www.tomw.net.au/twcl97c.htm#parliment>. It would be unfair of
the Government to ask the Australian working families to shoulder the
burden of our economic circumstance alone."
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