The Government 2.0 Public Sphere briefing paper was finalised on the wiki a week ago, and now we have launched the prettified pdf version, complete with graphs, photos from the day, and a useful mind map!
The briefing paper has been sent to the Australian Gov 2.0 Taskforce, and in the coming weeks we’ll coordinate a Q&A event for the taskforce so people can discuss specifics of the report, as well as to hand over the findings from the report recommendations endorsements.
All recommendations from the report have been put into an online endorsement system, primarily to ensure one last public quality assurance of the reports findings, and also potentially to assist in the prioritisation of the recommendations.
The briefing paper references the talks from the Public Sphere Camp, comments from the original topic blog post, liveblogging (by Craig Thomler, Des Walsh and Nathanael Boehm), and the #publicsphere Twitter stream. The wiki draft of the paper was open for public contributions between 30th June and 22nd July 2009.
The endorsement system requires a login for transparency and accountability purposes, and is a beta system for Australian priority setting. We support the efforts of Australia 2 BETA, the Australian not-for-profit behind it, and thank the volunteers for setting us up a category for our event recommendations.