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The National Public Toilet Map

The National Public Toilet Map The National Public Toilet Map just seems to be one of those off the wall ideas, lets build a website that helps people find public toilets. Most people would of thought it was a crazy idea, but somebody had the gumption to stick to their guns and this website was […]


HREOC listening tour blog Now this is your traditional blog, running on WordPress and allowing comments to promote the Listening Tour of the HREOC Commissioner Broderick as she travels around Australia and to gather your feedback on the direction HREOC should take over the next five years. The comments are moderated as expected and are […]

Is this really a blog?

News blog of the Department of Defence By the Wikipedia definition of blog the News blog of the Department of Defence is a blog, is a website where entries are commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. However, like most people I expect a blog to allow the readers to interact, which is not the case […]

Copyright and the Queensland Government

I was doing some quick research on Creative Common licensing and came across two reports written this year for the Queensland Government dealing with copyright and use of government information online. They make interesting reading, though I have only managed to skim through both reports, they are large reports and rather hefty PDF files. Legal […]

eGovernment news feed

Vic eGovernment Resource Centre – RSS Feeds The Victoria eGovernment Resource Centre is an interesting collection of resources, with the expected Victorian eGovernment strategies, policies and website standards. In addition there plenty of information on international eGovernment initiatives and research. If you head over to their RSS feed page you will find three feeds, of […]

Ripped Off

Ripped Off blog The NSW Office of Fair Trading has created a blog which allows NSW consumers to tell their stories about being ripped off. Their conditions of use and moderation policy are fairly restrictive. To be fair, the Office of Fair Trading needs to protect themselves from somebody naming a business and then making […]

AGIMO not quite there yet

AGIMO consultation blog discussion paper

AGIMO consult blog cropped

So the first item I want to highlight is not making use of web 2.0 technology. It is a formal discussion paper about using a blog as a consultation tool, requiring formal written responses. That is the limit of technology, distribute a discussion paper as a PDF and allowing responses by email.

I am just cynical but using a pre-web consultation process on a project that would of been a great test case for a consultation blog, just seems old fashioned and excessively conservative. Has AGIMO not heard of iterative development.