On Monday 22 June, Lindsay Tanner, Minister for Finance and Deregulation together with Joe Ludwig, Special Minister of State and Cabinet Secretary, will launch an exciting new initiative designed to explore the benefits of ‘government 2.0′ tools and strategies.
The launch will take place at 11.40 am at Parliament House at the all day Government 2.0 Public Sphere event, which is hosted by Senator Kate Lundy and designed to improve government engagement with citizens through Web 2.0 tools.
The event leads with a specially recorded address from Andrew Stott, the Director of Digital Engagement in the UK, and the day consists of a variety of discussions and presentations from over 30 leaders in Government 2.0 policies and practices from Australia and overseas.
Speakers come from a range of backgrounds, with representation from notable organisations such as Google, Open Australia, ANU, University of Canberra, QUT, Bang the Table, the ABC and all three levels of government. The full schedule is now available on the event page below.
The event is now booked to capacity, however, it will be streamed live over the Internet, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion online. All information for how to get involved in this digital engagement experiment is available from the Public Sphere website: http://www.katelundy.com.au/2009/05/29/public-sphere-2-open-government-policy-and-practice/
Information for journalists
A reserved area is available at the event for members of the media. We invite you to review the schedule and attend as many sessions as you wish. Please contact us to reserve a place.
For additional information regarding the event, please contact Pia Waugh, Senator Lundy’s Office: 0400 966 453 or pia.waugh at aph.gov.au
For Minister Ludwig’s office, please contact:
Sarah Cosson, 0423 823 843