Tag Archives: Open Government

US government calls for public involvement in development of public participation playbook

The US government has invited members of the public to submit ideas toward the development of a US Public Participation Playbook. The aim of the playbook  is to, “reflect the best ideas and examples for agencies to use in developing and … Continue reading

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US article on Open Government

The Government Technology article, Open Government: The Secret to Making Tough Fiscal Choices, states “When governments make it easy for citizens to know the facts and engage them in the conversation about what needs to be done, reforms can happen.”

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Blog post on digital use by Australian governments

Craig Thomler reports on his interview with John Wells, one of the national organisers of Innovation GovCamp Australia, founder of GovCampus and producer of Gov 2.0 Radio, in his blog post, Where is the use of digital by Australian governments … Continue reading

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Open services put citizens’ needs first.

The UK government must stop dragging its heels on open services is the subject of an article by David Moody in the InformationDaily.com. “Open services put citizens’ needs first, saves governments money and provides fast communication, so why are we all so … Continue reading

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Australian blog post looks at the Australian Government’s approach to developing its Open Government National Action Plan

Craig Thomler, Managing Director of Delib Australia has written a blog post entitled Will the Australian Government take an open government approach to developing its Open Government National Action Plan?. In the blog he states that “Now that Australia has finally sent … Continue reading

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Australian Information Commissioner discusses Australia joining the Open Government Partnership

Professor John McMillan, the Australian Information Commissioner, gave an interview to gov2.0 radio.  An article entitled Prof McMillan interviewed on gov2.0 radio, describes the article as being about “what the  Open Government Partnership might mean for Australia, particularly in light of … Continue reading

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Australian report examines open public sector information

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has published a report entitled Open public sector information: from principles to practice  (PDF 1.5mb).  this report states that “an open PSI (Public Sector Information) access strategy is vital to enable Australia to fully … Continue reading

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UK article shows public sector staff don’t fully understand open data possibilities

The Guardian Professional has published a article entitled Public sector staff know open data matters but fail to get government plan.  This article states that “while 72% of the staff in the survey of open data understanding recognised that understanding … Continue reading

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Blog post considers the top ten for government innovation in 2012

Andrea Di Maio, Gartner Research analyst, wrote a blog post entitled A year in review: top ten for smart government in 2012, in which he states whom he believes are in the top ten in the area of government innovation.  … Continue reading

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