[LINK] Government 2.0: Policy and Practice

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Sat Jun 20 18:45:02 EST 2009


At 03:12 PM 20/06/2009, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
>Tom writes...
> > This is about creating an even more participatory form of government ...
>
>... need to be moving on from talk-fests ... to actually *doing something* ...

For my contribution to doing something, starting next month at the 
ANU, I will be teaching public servants how to have a productive 
online discussion on a complex social, technical, legal, economic and 
environmental issue: reducing climate change with ICT: 
<http://www.tomw.net.au/blog/2009/06/green-ict-masters-course-learn-to-save.html>. 


The public servants should then be able to apply those skills for 
online consultation and policy making within agencies and with the 
community. What I would like to remove the divide between bureaucrats 
using manual processes to produce large unaccessible unreadable 
documents in government and the community separately Twittering away 
in a forum the government takes no notice of. More on this in my talk 
at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday: 
<http://www.tomw.net.au/technology/it/mgovernment/>.



Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
Director, Tomw Communications Pty Ltd            ABN: 17 088 714 309
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617                      http://www.tomw.net.au/
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Australian National University  



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