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Friday, 15 October 2010 14:49

Lundy wins global Gov 2.0 award


Freshly-minted Parliamentary Secretary Kate Lundy was awarded the top prize at the World eGovernment Forum in Paris overnight, with an international panel voting her the planet's most influential and effective eDemocracy and Gov 2.0 leader.

The ACT Senator was presented with the International eDemocracy Award by French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner in recognition of her energetic and forward-thinking work toward building Open Government culture and practice within the Australian public sector.

Senator Lundy, a long time advocate for the power of ICT innovation to transform industries across the whole economy, focused her attention during the last government on the raw potential of 2.0 technology to improve Government policy processes and service delivery.

Working across portfolios and in close cooperation with former Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner and former Special Minister of State Joe Ludwig, Senator Lundy pressed the case for the creation of a Gov2.0 Taskforce.

The Taskforce which subsequently recommended government adopt a raft of measures ranging from making public sector data more available to citizens, to adopting 2.0-style technology to better engage with the citizenry.

Shortly before the Federal election, Mr Tanner formally made a Declaration on Open Government on behalf of the Commonwealth, a direct result of the Gov 2.0 Taskforce work.

The declaration will serve as a sign-post in assisting the creation of a public sector culture that promotes transparency and openness, and encourages collaboration. It also underpins initiatives like the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and promotes the use and re-use of government data.

The World eGovernment Forum is the peak event globally within the Open Government movement. Senator Lundy's contribution was judged by a panel of experts, who ranked a shortlist of 12 finalists.

The World eGovernment Forum websites lists Senator Lundy's influence in the area as ranking with industry luminaries like US President Barrack Obama's chief information officer Vivek Kundra, as well as Web 2.0 pioneer and Open Government guru Tim O'Reilly, and World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee.

Australia was well represented on the list of finalists, which included high-profile Gov 2.0 advocate Craig Thomler, a public servant who coordinated the online component of the Australian government's health care reform efforts at YourHealth.gov.au and was an active contributor to the Taskforce.


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