Updated - Election 2010: The policies so far

Labor, Liberal and Greens reveal their policies on key ICT topics

Government 2.0

Labor

The Government 2.0 Taskforce report commissioned by the Rudd Government outlined specific ways the Federal Government could enhance engagement with citizens through the use of online tools and Web 2.0 technologies.

Since the report’s release, the Minister for Finance and Deregulation, Lindsay Tanner, has declared and open government, and varied government information has been made available under a Creative Commons by attribution (CC-BY) license. Government departments have also retooled their social media policy and initiated consultation blogs designed to initiate conversation with the public on specific topics.

Liberal

The Liberal party is yet to produce an equally vocal equivalent to the Labor party’s main Gov 2.0 advocate, Senator Kate Lundy.

The party is also yet to deliver a firm stance on Gov 2.0.

Greens

The party’s media and communications policy deal directly with government 2.0 and engagement, including a mandate that government documents in the public domain should use non-proprietary formats and be interoperable.

The party has also committed to strengthening Freedom of Information laws and push for community groups and individuals to be exempt from FOI fees for material gained.

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