This page outlines some information about this website and a little history of my online efforts.
Code of Conduct
We have created a web presence that attempts to encourages open, transparent and accountable discussion about topics related to the ACT, and other areas of public policy that Senator Lundy is involved with or has an interest in. We will continue to experiment with new methods and technologies and welcome constructive feedback.
This Code of Conduct covers your behaviour when contributing to this website, including any forum, mailing list, wiki, web page, online event (including the Public Spheres) or web form correspondence. We encourage individuals to self-moderate, however the staff of the Office of Senator Lundy will arbitrate in any dispute.
We are open to all constructive feedback and new ideas.
- Be considerate. Any contribution you make will affect other users and the outcomes on this website, so please take those consequences into account when contributing comments and content. For example, if you are very frustrated about something, present the issue in a constructive way, which will lead others to respond constructively and assist everyone in dealing with it in the best possible way.
- Be respectful. We commit to always treating one another with respect, and we would ask that all contributors do the same. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that to turn into a personal attack. Disagreement is no excuse for poor behaviour and poor manners. Contributions that include inappropriate language or personal attacks on anyone will be removed.
- Be collaborative. Collaboration greatly improves the quality of the outcomes produced. You should aim to collaborate with us and with other contributors where possible. We encourage interested parties to use this website to link up with other interested parties for direct community collaboration and grassroots projects.
- Be factual. There are many topics that will be covered on this website, some more volatile than others. Please ensure you check your facts, and where possible, add links and references to your information. It will help us and other website visitors to validate and cross-reference ideas.
- When you are unsure, ask. Asking questions avoids many problems and misunderstandings down the road. When asking a question, care must be taken to do so in an appropriate way. Inflammatory or rhetorical questions can detract from productive discussion and outcomes. For our part we will try to be responsive and helpful, however we have limited staff and sometimes an answer may not come immediately so please be patient. Together we can achieve great things.
All content on this website, unless otherwise noted or in the case of embedded media from another organisation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.
All personal information collected will be used only for the express purpose of verification and communications relating to the specific individual contribution or expression of interest. This pertains to blog comments, wiki contributions, event RSVPs and all other communications from the Office of Senator Kate Lundy.
Colophon and Moderation
Lastly, this website is a WordPress site, and we have aggregated all of the content from my previous websites into the one location. The website was launched on April 24th 2009.
Update: Normally we have the default Akismet WordPress moderation, however for the first month or two following the 2010 election we will be putting all comments to moderation while we settle into the new Parliamentary Secretary responsibilities and the workload therein.
I think I was the first Australian Federal Parliamentarian to have and run my own website. I started in 1996, and below is a brief history of my online endeavours. I have always been keenly interested in technology, and its part in society, business and government, and have thus tried to continually use internet technologies for my communications throughout my career.
- 1996 – First website – a PC Users Group hosted site
- 1997 – Started http://katelundy.com.au which was a Frontpage website
- 1998 – Submitted the first web-based petition to the Senate
- 1998 – First real time online participation from the Chamber – was participating in a Whirlpool forum on the progress of the online services bill. I had fantastic participation from the Whirlpool community which I could then facilitate into the Government discussion on behalf of that community
- 2004 – Started Radio Kate Podcasting on Blogspot
- 2005 – Started experimenting with Joomla for a new website
- 2009 – Started a WordPress website and with a little help migrated all my data from the Frontpage, Joomla and Blogspot websites