Business Transformation

Colonial First State, Failure on ‘Duty of Care’

Having been put in a position where I have no income by an as yet un-named third party failed procurement process, I have been forced to attempt to withdraw the maximum allowable under hardship from my Superannuation funds. Apart from my PSS Superannuation I had 4 other smaller funds which totalled approximately the maximum 10k […]

One Word = Accessibility

Today Lisa Harvey posted an excellent post on accessibility for the Government 2.0 Taskforce. Which immediately prompted some lively commenting on the post. On person asked if the Government needed to impose the Federal Government’s laws regarding content publishing standards to consituents submission formats. The short answer to the question is a resounding no.  There […]

NSW Premier follows in Government 2.0 Taskforce Footsteps

Today Premier Nathan Rees announced the the NSW Government would be running a public competition called apps4nsw.  A competition where the public are asked to submit ideas for applications or services based around public or government data, and prototype software applications that demonstrate the idea in action. This may include websites or web based services, […]

Government 2.0 Taskforce, Passion Fruit & the Public Sphere

Following on from my blog post today there are some mistakes that the Taskforce are making in the way they are engaging constituents. The events they are running are not marketed very well at all and they fail to create the most important ingredient for success, that ingredient is passion. Passion is what has made […]

Government 2.0 Taskforce Roadshow – Encouragingly Refreshing

I attended the first Government 2.0 Tasforce Roadshow held yesterday in Canberra at the Australian Bureau of Statistics in Belconnen. Whilst the agenda was published on the Taskforce web site I really did not know what to expect on the day. Given the format the event took it would have been more useful to both […]

Federal Government Announces IT Innovation Council

Today the Hon Kim Carr Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, annouced the 24 members of the new IT Innovation Council. -quote from media release- “IT will be the principal means to deliver the economic and productivity growth needed to drive innovation across the entire economy,“ Senator Carr said. “IT is critical to Australia’s […]

How does a Conservative Government Change it's Spots & Adopt Social Media

I attended the very first Government 2.0 lunch today in Canberra which included the head of the newly formed Government 2.0 Taskforce, Dr Nicholas Gruen (link to twitter profile). The topic being discussed was how do we as engaged citizens working within and outside Government, assist the taskforce in it’s mission of putting in place […]