This guest post is from Scott Johnson, a social media adviser at the Department of Human Services.
Have you ever used social media to engage with the government? Many departments are setting up official accounts to have conversations with the public or bring their service delivery into the 21st Century.
The Australian Government Department of Human Services [...]
Category Archives: Gov 2.0
Today the Australian Government Attorney General and Special Minister of State, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC, has announced that Australia is joining the Open Government Partnership. This historic announcement brings Australia into a consortia of over 60 countries that are committed to:
“more transparent, effective and accountable governments — with institutions that empower citizens and are [...]
On Friday 15 March 2013 the Big Data Strategy – Issues Paper was released onto the AGIMO blog for public comment. The aim of the paper was to promote a conversation about the use of big data analytics by government, with a particular focus on the opportunities it may provide in terms of developing [...]
As part of my role as Director for Gov 2.0 in the Technology and Procurement Division of Finance (under John Sheridan), I have responsibility for enhancing data.gov.au. This is quite exciting and an excellent opportunity to contribute to opening government data in Australia. We plan to make some significant progress in this area and would [...]
In his seminal report on the use of ICT in the Australian Government, Sir Peter Gershon considered a range of improvements that could be made to ICT use. Several of these concerned the relationship with small to medium enterprises. In its acceptance of the report and agreement to the recommendations, the Australian Government undertook a [...]
I am delighted that one of my first jobs as the new Australian Government Chief Information Officer is to announce that the 2013 Excellence in eGovernment Awards, the Government 2.0 Innovator Award and the ICT Professional of the Year Award (the Awards) open for nominations from today.
Technology continues to transform the way we do business, [...]
Special Minister of State Gary Gray today released the mobile version of the Australian Government Online Directory website. The Directory website provides a guide to the structure, organisations and key people in the Australian Government.
AGIMO’s Online Services Branch runs directory.gov.au and we’ve been thinking about ways we can make this information more available. So, we’ve developed [...]