(@alexander.sadleir)

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Reduce Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt about Creative Commons and Open licencing

Several submissions have shown concerns that Creative Commons licencing is potentially harmful. While there is work under way to broadly analyse the Intellectual Property barriers to open licencing, a specific statement about the real risks of open licenses to government information (if any) and how to still achieve openness despite them is required.

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(@alexander.sadleir)

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Collaborative definition of Stakeholders

The Taskforce could provide a wiki like page for community groups and government agencies to register their interests/assets in Public Sector Information. For example, potential datasources that aren't published openly could be identified and against them, potential applications could be defined. Community groups could define what kind of PSI they already use, what kinds of data they would like to use and how they could... more »

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(@andrae.muys)

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Site for targeted collaboration around policy

I'm taking this site at its word, and throwing out a raw concept --- this is mostly stream-of-consciousness and not fully thought through --- Brainstorming in fact. It would be interesting to develop a site that allows targeted discussion on issues of policy. This would be a cross between a forum, a mailing-list, a wiki, and ultimately a collaborative faq. This would allow a convener to post a specific matter of interest.... more »

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(@jamespurser)

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GovForge

One of the problems that people keep bringing up is the fact that each department/governemnt body keeps re-inventing the wheel to a certain extent. Why not setup a code sharing site or project hosting site for the development of Government Applications. As an example of such a project why don't we have a look at plonegov in the states. This is a shared project between multiple Local Government bodies with the stated... more »

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Campaign 2.0: make Gov 2.0 a real priority.

Unfortunately, the better implementation of Gov 2.0 you envisage, the less likely it is the gubermint will embrace it. Gov 2.0 won't happen unless there is strong direction from "the top" to make this is a priority. Gov 2.0 won't happen unless there is a clear demand from the people. My proposal is to strategically market and promote the concept of Gov 2.0 in order to build support from the community: to put it on their... more »

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Does a government agency have information about me - yes or no?

Require all government agencies to electronically answer an individual's electronic request Do you hold any information about me - yes or no? Under the Privacy Principles all agencies are required to answer this question - yes or no. Agencies, however, are not required to provide a way for a person to ask this question in an electronic form. It is proposed that they be required to accept an electronic request from the... more »

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(@cscoxk)

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Encourage zero interest loans for government 2.0 projects

Financial organisations can give zero interest loans in a profitable manner provided the government guarantees the deposit made as a result of the loan. The government does not guarantee the loan only the money deposited as a result of the loan. The government can stipulate that it will provide this guarantee for loans to finance infrastructure development that meets government 2.0 objectives. Government agencies,... more »

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(@craig.thomler)

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Create an 'innovation dividend' for departments

Encouraging innovation would enormously advantage Gov 2.0 initiatives, as they are largely innovative endeavours. Similar to the efficiency dividend, government could mandate that government departments allocate a percentage of their spending towards innovation-focused initiatives. The danger with this approach would be that these funds would be channeled into activities which are not genuinely innovative. To help... more »

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(@craig.thomler)

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Gov 2.0 social innovation support program for not-for-profits

Australia has a limited tradition of social innovation. There are few non-government bodies engaged in developing online tools and systems that create public value, not because Australians don't want to engage in these pursuits, but because there are limited incentives to do so. In particular, organisations that are attempting online social innovation, such as OpenAustralia, and TweetMP, are very restricted in the funding... more »

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(@craig.thomler)

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Templated and wiki-ed standard guideline documentation for gov 2.0 (for agencies)

Similar to the UK Twitter Template for Government and the USAF counter-blogging model, the Australian government could tap into best practice initiatives within Australia and overseas to provide standard template documentation for some of the common requirements for government 2.0 initiatives. This would include documentation such as blog moderation principles, twitter guidelines, forum management guidelines and guidelines... more »

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(@craig.thomler)

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Whole-of-government intranet (with Gov 2.0 tools)

To support interaction within disciplines across government, and promote the understanding and use of online collaboration tools, the government should develop and appropriately fund a whole-of-government intranet. The Victorian government already does this, supporting public servants across the state to learn from each other and collaboratively develop ideas and solve issues. The expertise within government is immense... more »

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(@jamespurser)

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Government Social Network

If we want people to get used to the idea of social networking within Government, why not setup an internal social network.

 

Social Gov could consist of a variety of different tools, including Micro-blogging and Facebook like "Walls" and groups. If it becomes part of the day to day operation of government then it will be much less of a leap to connect to external networks

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(@craig.thomler)

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Whole-of-government online reporting capability

All government departments have the need to report on their public web presence. Building on pageviews, visits and unique visitors, over time they will also need to report on audio/video use and social media, using appropriate metrics for the mechanism. As this is a whole-of-government requirement, it would be more cost-efficient for government to provide a centralised system that any government agency could use for... more »

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(@craig.thomler)

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Scholarships to Gov 2.0 events - building skills across government

It would be great if the Taskforce, or it’s replacement, provided scholarships for ongoing public servants to attend these types of events to increase public sector expertise in the Gov 2.0 space. These scholarships could be for public servants new to the social media space and as part of their terms for participation have them required to maintain a blog and Twitter feed of their experience and provide presentations... more »

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