Taking governments to 2.0

Summary:Allowing easy access to public data is gathering pace, with federal and state MPs staging events that promote openness in government — will there be any tangible outcomes or is this another government talkfest?

Allowing easy access to public data is gathering pace, with federal and state MPs staging events that promote openness in government — will there be any tangible outcomes or is this another government talkfest?

On Patch Monday this week we examine the obstacles facing people advocating a Government 2.0 model — open access to APIs and digitised data — and what the team thinks of the Prime Minister's new look website.

Will Government 2.0 revolutionise the way the public and the public service communicate, or is it a pipe dream that will be mired in reviews and committees? Let us know your thoughts in talkback.

Below is the local government talk by Diana Mounter at Webjam 8 referred to in today's episode.

Topics: Government, Big Data, Government : AU, Open Source

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Suzanne Tindal cut her teeth at ZDNet.com.au as the site's telecommunications reporter, a role that saw her break some of the biggest stories associated with the National Broadband Network process. She then turned her attention to all matters in government and corporate ICT circles. Now she's taking on the whole gamut as news editor for t... Full Bio

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Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.

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