Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Government 2.0 Taskforce - official Issues Paper formally released

The Government 2.0 Taskforce has released the final version of their official issues paper,Towards Government 2.0: An Issues Paper.

Some of the key questions raised include,
  • How can we build a culture within government which favours the disclosure of public sector information?
  • What government information should be more freely available and what might be made of it?
  • What are the major obstacles to fostering a culture of online engagement within government and how can they be tackled?
  • How can government capture the imagination of citizens to encourage participation in policy development and collaboration between citizens and government?

The Issues Paper is open for feedback until COB 24 August 2009.

Interestingly, the beta Issues Paper, which was only available online for four days, attracted 108 comments. That's the type of extraordinarily fast feedback that can be generated through online consultation.


  1. I would be interested in your thoughts regarding the use of web 2.0 in government - particularly from the perspective of policy development as this is an area that i am researching for my PhD.


  2. Hi Kerrie,

    Perhaps you should drop a comment over at the Gov 2.0 Taskforce's site.

    There are some policy-based initiatives going on - such as within the Dept of Health and Ageing around Health Reform (YourHealth.gov.au) and the DBCDE has been conducting an online consultation with kids and teens (11-17) about Cyberbullying.