Open governmentin AustraliaCraig ThomlerApril 2013
Who am I?
What is Delib?
What is open government?
• Citizens have a right to accessgovernment documents andproceedings to support effective publicoversight• Citizens have a...
Has been expanded to include:• Citizens have a right to access, repurposeand reuse government open data (PSI)• Expectation...
The big changein openness…PresentCitizens are(or wish to be)active participantsin governanceprocesses anddecisions.PastCit...
Source: https://www.facebook.com/FatherPiotrWisniowski
Open Government is oftenconfused with Gov 2.0What’s the difference?
Open government is the philosophy (Why).Government 2.0 is about the process & toolsfor achieving open government (How).IMH...
 Using tools and techniques enabled by digitaltechnologies to bring citizens inside the tent. Empowering citizens to be ...
Open Government Partnershipwww.opengovpartnership.orgPrinciples:• Increase the availability of informationabout government...
58 countries participating already
Government 2.0(in my humble opinion)represents a fundamental shiftin the relationship betweencitizens and governments,to t...
Source: Sensis Social Media Report May 2012Australia’s internet use
Source: Sensis Social Media Report May 2012Australia’s social media use
Source: Sensis Social Media Report May 2012Australia’s social media use
What aboutAustraliangovernments?
In mid-2012:73%of Australian Government agenciesreported using social media forofficial purposesThe social media majority
What the Australian Government isusing social media for..Answer choice Response ShareFor stakeholder engagement or collabo...
Over 1,000 online consultations in last four yearsOver 860 Departmental Twitter accountsOver 120 agency blogsOver 250 ...
Growth in Twitter use
Open Government(through Government 2.0)allows governments to takeon influential new roles
Government as media
Government as convenor
Government as platform
Crowdsourcing
Thank you!Questions? Craig Thomlercraig@delib.net@CraigThomlerhttp://eGovAU.blogspot.com
Open government progress in Australia
Open government progress in Australia
Open government progress in Australia
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  1. 1. Open governmentin AustraliaCraig ThomlerApril 2013
  2. 2. Who am I?
  3. 3. What is Delib?
  4. 4. What is open government?
  5. 5. • Citizens have a right to accessgovernment documents andproceedings to support effective publicoversight• Citizens have a right to have their viewsconsidered during government decisionmaking.Dates back to European Enlightenmentin the 18th Century.Traditional open government
  6. 6. Has been expanded to include:• Citizens have a right to access, repurposeand reuse government open data (PSI)• Expectation that government shoulddevelop and use open systems, sharingthem across agencies and communities.• Decision-making should be citizen-centric, government’s role is tocoordinate, curate views & implementOpen government today
  7. 7. The big changein openness…PresentCitizens are(or wish to be)active participantsin governanceprocesses anddecisions.PastCitizens consideredpassive subjects ofgovernments (albeitwith some right toscrutinise decisionsand processes).
  8. 8. Source: https://www.facebook.com/FatherPiotrWisniowski
  9. 9. Open Government is oftenconfused with Gov 2.0What’s the difference?
  10. 10. Open government is the philosophy (Why).Government 2.0 is about the process & toolsfor achieving open government (How).IMHO - the difference
  11. 11.  Using tools and techniques enabled by digitaltechnologies to bring citizens inside the tent. Empowering citizens to be active participants ingovernment decision-making processes andsupporting them to do for themselves. Opening up public data for public reuse to informand enable new insights, better decisions andmore effective policy. Initiatives from individuals and non-governmentorganisations as well as government.Government 2.0 includes...
  12. 12. Open Government Partnershipwww.opengovpartnership.orgPrinciples:• Increase the availability of informationabout governmental activities.• Support civic participation.• Implement the highest standards ofprofessional integrity throughoutour administrations.• Increase access to newtechnologies for opennessand accountability.
  13. 13. 58 countries participating already
  14. 14. Government 2.0(in my humble opinion)represents a fundamental shiftin the relationship betweencitizens and governments,to the benefit of both.
  15. 15. Source: Sensis Social Media Report May 2012Australia’s internet use
  16. 16. Source: Sensis Social Media Report May 2012Australia’s social media use
  17. 17. Source: Sensis Social Media Report May 2012Australia’s social media use
  18. 18. What aboutAustraliangovernments?
  19. 19. In mid-2012:73%of Australian Government agenciesreported using social media forofficial purposesThe social media majority
  20. 20. What the Australian Government isusing social media for..Answer choice Response ShareFor stakeholder engagement or collaboration 32 54.24%Operating an information campaign 25 42.37%Responding to customer enquiries/comments/complaints 25 42.37%For engaging with journalists and media outlets 24 40.68%For engagement or collaboration with other governmentagencies24 40.68%Monitoring citizen, stakeholder and/or lobbyist views andactivities17 28.81%For a public consultation process 16 27.12%For a stakeholder or other restricted access consultation 13 22.03%Other type of activity (i.e. recruitment, crowdsourcing, staff) 11 18.64%For policy or services co-design 7 11.86%
  21. 21. Over 1,000 online consultations in last four yearsOver 860 Departmental Twitter accountsOver 120 agency blogsOver 250 Facebook pagesOver 300 agency mobile appsOver 200 agency YouTube channelsAt least 12 data competitions (13th in June)At least 6 open data sites (7th coming in May)All levels of Aus government
  22. 22. Growth in Twitter use
  23. 23. Open Government(through Government 2.0)allows governments to takeon influential new roles
  24. 24. Government as media
  25. 25. Government as convenor
  26. 26. Government as platform
  27. 27. Crowdsourcing
  28. 28. Thank you!Questions? Craig Thomlercraig@delib.net@CraigThomlerhttp://eGovAU.blogspot.com

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