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Six Basic Questions on Open Government

Six Basic Questions on Open Government

Some quick questions and answers on open government for a general audience.

Delivered at Sydney's Customs House Library on 16 May 2012.


Stephen Collins

June 02, 2012


  1. Six basic questions on open government... Stephen Collins ... and

    hopefully, a few quick answers
  2. Who?

  3. All of us. http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeshlabotnik/305410323/

  4. The participant map.

  5. What?

  6. But wouldn’t this be better?

  7. And wouldn’t this be even better?

  8. And wouldn’t this be better still?

  9. When?

  10. When they want to talk to you.

  11. Not this way.

  12. Or this way.

  13. Where?

  14. Where they are.

  15. That could be here.

  16. Or here.

  17. Just not this.

  18. Why?

  19. What government looks like from the outside

  20. Not just to tick a box.

  21. Build better evidence- based policy

  22. To create a social good.

  23. How?

  24. It looks like mistakes could be made.

  25. Seriously, just be human.

  26. Nobody likes a faceless bureaucrat.

  27. Spectrum of participation. Government 2.0 Taskforce Report, www.finance.gov.au/publications/gov20taskforcereport/

  28. Take the brickbats. And the bouquets.

  29. The possibilities are limitless.

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