[LINK] Public services knowledge exchange online in Australia

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Thu Apr 9 08:58:36 AEST 2015

On 07/04/15 22:46, Steven Clift wrote:

> I am looking for examples of active online groups/online communities
> of practice hosted by intergovernmental associations ...

Govdex, provided by the Australian Department of Finance, hosts on-line 
forums for local, federal, state, intra and international government 
participants: https://govdex.gov.au/

Govdex is implemented using Confluence. I have used Confluence both in 
the GovDex implementation and at another federal agency. I did not find 
it particularly user friendly, but it worked: 

Australian Universities also host numerous forums to discuss policy 
issues, some on-line. These are often used by government people to step 
outside the confines of their official role. An example is this forum, 
the "Link list on Australian network policy and communications", hosted 
by the Australian National University has been used for government 
policy development: http://mailman.anu.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/link

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