Comments on: Project 19: Online Engagement Review http://gov2.net.au Design by Ben Crothers of Catch Media Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:51:50 +1000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.6 hourly 1 By: Madeleine Kingston http://gov2.net.au/projects/project-19/comment-page-1/#comment-12642 Madeleine Kingston Wed, 07 Apr 2010 11:06:55 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?page_id=1658#comment-12642 Whilst I have made several recent postings as Gov2 blogs demonstrating a willingness and interest in such engagement, I have not had time to look backwards to develop a robust understanding of the parameters discussed above of decommissioning, transition and sustainability. Being inexperienced at blogging, whilst willing to share ideas and maintain engagement, I could do with much more guidance as to the most effective way of using the space provided under the right headings, and how continuity of a theme may be achieved. I have ended to return to an original posting even if the heading is not ideal. If developing a theme that may lead to other considerations, I am unclear where to look to identify the correct topic space to make the posting and how to continue the thread. It is my view that more guidance to users, especially novice bloggers like myself may recruit wider engagement if that is indeed what is sought. I would like to hear much more about sustainability goals, especially with regard to how or even whether material will be utilized by government in cases where blogs go further than complementing the Taskforce on this initiative and head towards making practical suggestions or other observations as to The quality of engagement perceived by citizen or other stakeholders is an important factor, and of course the case at some stage for two-way engagement may be valued by all participants if developed in a structured way that will lead to real life (i.e. non-virtual) outcomes. It is not yet clear to me whether inputs are being regarded as material useful to evaluation of general outcomes associated with online efforts to achieve enhanced community engagement, or whether the Taskforce goals are to seek concrete suggestions and proposals from the community as to how real-life governance and service delivery may be achievable. For those whose lives or career paths have been centered on digital, social and emerging technologies, information management and cyber communication strategies little direction may be needed. For mere mortals like myself, more practical guidance on the most effective use of this valuable facility would be invaluable as well as answers to the ongoing intent of the scheme regarding sustainability of engagement and the use that it will be put to beyond the developmental stages. Rodger Hills as the author of The Consensus Artifact: 2007 Astro Projects Sydney discusses eloquently the principles of political governance like social justice, sustainability, human rights, participatory democracy, alternative monetary systems, limits on corporate power, cutting out political corruption, and holding governments accountable for their policies and actions. These principles appeal to my personal ideals especially as the material is presented in the context of how an ideally designed constitution may work to achieve collaborative democracy through the best use of citizen engagement. If any of these long-term goals are on the radar of the Taskforce, and if there is a genuine desire to create a new means of dialogue with this nation’s constituents, keep me posted. And bear with me also as I find out how best to capitalize on what I hope will prove to be a sustainable communication strategy grounded in a plan to secure effective community engagement. I must confess these brief blogs are a welcome relief from the strenuous demands of formal consultative processes in the policy debate. Never have I experienced such consultation fatigue as in the last few months. The stamina required to keep up is grossly under-estimated and that is saying quite something coming from the likes of me. Individual Stakeholder Whilst I have made several recent postings as Gov2 blogs demonstrating a willingness and interest in such engagement, I have not had time to look backwards to develop a robust understanding of the parameters discussed above of decommissioning, transition and sustainability.

Being inexperienced at blogging, whilst willing to share ideas and maintain engagement, I could do with much more guidance as to the most effective way of using the space provided under the right headings, and how continuity of a theme may be achieved. I have ended to return to an original posting even if the heading is not ideal.

If developing a theme that may lead to other considerations, I am unclear where to look to identify the correct topic space to make the posting and how to continue the thread.

It is my view that more guidance to users, especially novice bloggers like myself may recruit wider engagement if that is indeed what is sought.

I would like to hear much more about sustainability goals, especially with regard to how or even whether material will be utilized by government in cases where blogs go further than complementing the Taskforce on this initiative and head towards making practical suggestions or other observations as to

The quality of engagement perceived by citizen or other stakeholders is an important factor, and of course the case at some stage for two-way engagement may be valued by all participants if developed in a structured way that will lead to real life (i.e. non-virtual) outcomes.

It is not yet clear to me whether inputs are being regarded as material useful to evaluation of general outcomes associated with online efforts to achieve enhanced community engagement, or whether the Taskforce goals are to seek concrete suggestions and proposals from the community as to how real-life governance and service delivery may be achievable.

For those whose lives or career paths have been centered on digital, social and emerging technologies, information management and cyber communication strategies little direction may be needed.

For mere mortals like myself, more practical guidance on the most effective use of this valuable facility would be invaluable as well as answers to the ongoing intent of the scheme regarding sustainability of engagement and the use that it will be put to beyond the developmental stages.

Rodger Hills as the author of The Consensus Artifact: 2007 Astro Projects Sydney discusses eloquently the principles of political governance like social justice, sustainability, human rights, participatory democracy, alternative monetary systems, limits on corporate power, cutting out political corruption, and holding governments accountable for their policies and actions.

These principles appeal to my personal ideals especially as the material is presented in the context of how an ideally designed constitution may work to achieve collaborative democracy through the best use of citizen engagement.

If any of these long-term goals are on the radar of the Taskforce, and if there is a genuine desire to create a new means of dialogue with this nation’s constituents, keep me posted.

And bear with me also as I find out how best to capitalize on what I hope will prove to be a sustainable communication strategy grounded in a plan to secure effective community engagement.

I must confess these brief blogs are a welcome relief from the strenuous demands of formal consultative processes in the policy debate. Never have I experienced such consultation fatigue as in the last few months. The stamina required to keep up is grossly under-estimated and that is saying quite something coming from the likes of me.

Individual Stakeholder

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By: P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Collabforge’s report on government online engagement in Australia http://gov2.net.au/projects/project-19/comment-page-1/#comment-6966 P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Collabforge’s report on government online engagement in Australia Mon, 11 Jan 2010 06:54:18 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?page_id=1658#comment-6966 [...] You’ll find the report summary here. [...] [...] You’ll find the report summary here. [...]

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