Thursday, December 11, 2008

Lindsay Tanner is Blogging

The Australian Federal Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has set up a "consultation blog" over at the Department website. You can read the welcome by the Honourable Lindsay Tanner MP, Federal Minister for Finance and Deregulation, or jump straight to the first substantive post, being on online access to public service information.

It's a little dry so far, but in the spirit of blogging it's a lot more conversational than your average government call for feedback, and I'd recommend everyone put their goodwill behind it by heading on over and checking it out.

In case it's not clear, this is a particularly welcome move because it's taking the conversation about digital culture into a medium where those most informed about it are most likely to respond. It's not only a form of honest and genuine consultation, but it's one that's likely to receive useful and representative responses.

Speaking of which, good to see strangedave among the commentors - also congratulations to anyone else buried in the fairly lengthy response thread. Thanks also to Julia for drawing my attention to the blog in the first place.

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