Gov 2.0 ≠ Web 2.0
This week has given us some sharp focus on this difference with the Sydney Morning Herald getting access to an unreleased transport blueprint resulting in the Minister being forced to apologise to Parliament. Government decisions often have hard commercial impacts that can favour some and disadvantage others. A new transport corridor can slash the value of properties in its path. A change to...
Open Forum →
Great contributions on a wide variety of topics by some clever folk. Quite chuffed to have been asked to contribute.
Huon Valley gets it right →
A clear, well presented consultation and communication strategy was recently sent to me by a colleague. Thanks Aaron. So let’s set the scene. Huon Valley, Tasmania. About 40 minutes South of Hobart and as far South as you can go and still be in Australia. And, I believe home to the Gourmet Farmer - loving that show! They have just under $20M to spend each year. Their Community...
It's not always bad news
You never know what the community might say if you ask. Picturesque Forster on the central coast of NSW is hosting the local government chapter of the NSW RMAA seminar this week. The GM of Midcoast Water, Neil Hannington, in opening the event made some interesting comments. Separation of the water and sewer responsibilities out of the local Councils here happened just over a decade ago. Since...
Gotta love Time Machine
Don’t you hate that sinking feeling when you realise you’ve just saved over a document you shouldn’t have? I was working this week on a presentation. I usually prepare two copies of the slide deck. One of the downsides of Keynote is that if people want a copy of the presentation you generally need to do that as a PDF. So I need a version without the transitions and what not...
Should PM censor Conroy? →
Not sure K Rudd will be delighted with senior Minister comparing Australia’s internet censoring plans with China’s
The IKEA Principle →
IKEA’s success: Swedish design or insidious commercial model? Everyone credits a minimalist Swedish design ethic as the basis of IKEA’s success but I think it’s more about their commercial model. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of the space conscious, functional yet aesthetically aware thing that IKEA does. But the stuff sells because they never ask you to make a single, big decision. They ask...
7-11 offering city services | The Japan Times... →
I’ll have a blue squishee, a six pack of Duff and a registration tag for Santa’s Little Helper thanks Apu. Can you imagine it? Really?!?!?!