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 consider the issues raised as [...]
Public Sphere 1: High Speed Bandwidth
For our first Public Sphere topic, we thought we would choose High Bandwidth in Australia. This topic is not going to cover the recently announced National Broadband Network or implementation details for high bandwidth in Australia, but rather a discussion about what high bandwidth can do for Australian society, business and government.
Senator Kate Lundy
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 paper being prepared by the [...]
“Democratic governance rests on the capacity of and opportunity for citizens to engage in enlightened debate” A “Public Sphere” is a space that “…through the vehicle of public opinion it puts the state in touch with the needs of society” . This kind of engagement in public policy is a great way to represent different views [...]