Information Commissioner critical to Gov 2.0 agenda

By Angela Dorizas The newly established Information Commissioner will play a key role in the national Government 2.0 agenda, Senator Kate Lundy has said. In an address to the Government 2.0 Conference in Canberra on Wednesday, Senator Lundy said the Government was committed to openness, transparency and digital engagement. “The need for leadership, whether it’s political, structural […]

Managing social media: alternative strategies

COMMENT By Laurel Papworth Last year, the local council of Bozeman Montana insisted that prospective employees hand over their Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo, Google and YouTube usernames and passwords. Job suitability was assessed after council staff logged in to these accounts. Recently, an employer publicly blogged that she hadn't hired a prospective employee because of a […]

Queensland looks to Kiwis for local government reform

By Angela Dorizas Queensland Local Government Minister Desley Boyle has embarked on a five-day tour of New Zealand to see first-hand how community plans are building stronger councils. Ms Boyle will meet with New Zealand Local Government Minister Rodney Hide, the Department of Internal Affairs and lobby groups. Ms Boyle said community planning is the “next […]

NSW Government jobs website hacked

By Adam Coleman The website used by the NSW Government to advertise public service roles has been hacked, potentially exposing the personal details of thousands of public sector job seekers. The NSW Department of Commerce, which administers the site, is warning jobseekers not to reply to a spam email advertising a “non-existent job vacancy”. […]


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