Archive for Public Sphere 1: High Speed Bandwidth

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 @ 9:00AM

Finalised Public Sphere briefing paper on High Speed Bandwidth and handover to Senator Conroy

I am really pleased to be able to post the results of the inaugural public sphere on High Speed Bandwidth. As you can see in the photo below, I ‘presented’ the wiki to Senator Conroy and was really happy with his enthusiastic response to the whole initiative and willingness to…

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 @ 12:49PM

Draft briefing paper from Public Sphere topic: High Speed Bandwidth

Hello to all participants in the inaugural public sphere. At the event we discussed how we would be collating the ideas in a Wiki to allow further collaboration before feeding them into the appropriate channels of Government. One of those channels is the Digital Economy Future Directions consultation process and…

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 @ 4:15PM

Public Sphere #1 – High Bandwidth for Australia

“Democratic governance rests on the capacity of and opportunity for citizens to engage in enlightened debate”[1] A “Public Sphere” is a space that “…through the vehicle of public opinion it puts the state in touch with the needs of society” [2]. This kind of engagement in public policy is a great…