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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 […]

Girl Geek Dinner Canberra #3

Announcing: Canberra Google Girl Geek Dinner #3! Date: Wednesday, 14 October, 2009 Time: 6:00pm for a 6:30 start Venue: The Burns Club, 8 Kett St Kambah, ACT 2902 I’ll be speaking at this event in a Lightning Talk spot, titled “What Revoluton!” I expect to not fill the allotted 5 minutes, but I’m sure the […]

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 […]

ATO Major FAIL on Accessibility

Yes it’s that time of year again, income tax return time and the ATO have once again provided an eTax application.  Today on twitter I discovered that a glaring issue which has been a fault of eTax since it’s inception, and has not been addressed yet again, is that it only runs on the Windows […]

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 […]

The Public Sphere, Gov 2 – The Twitter Stream

Yesterday I attended Public Sphere 2 which was run by Senator Kate Lundy in the main committee room at Parliament House.  The topic of this Public Sphere was Open Government: Policy & Practice, all Public Spheres run by Kate Lundy have the over arching topic of Government 2.0.  My role in yesterdays event was to […]

User Experience and Paper Based Legislation

I have worked within and with Federal and State Government agencies over the last five years. I have witnessed the frustration and road blocks these agencies face when attempting to improve user experience, enhance customer engagement and increase service delivery completion.  One of the issues is most of the legislation in place is currently written […]

Online Social Networking and Business Collaboration World

On Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th November I attended Online Social Networking and Business Collaboration World (OSNBC) at Dockside, Darling Harbour NSW Australia. The keynotes were given by: Richard B Kimber, CEO, Friendster Rebekah Horne, Managing Director, Europe & Vice President ANZ, Fox Interactive Media (Myspace) Francisco Cordero, General Manager, Bebo It became very obvious […]