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GovComms: The Future of Government Communication


Through conversation with industry greats, experts and innovators from around the world, GovComms delivers the latest insights and best practice in government communication. We provide the resources to help you, the government and public sector, communicate policies, services and regulations with impact.

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May 21, 2018

After recently celebrating Open Gov Week 2018 we thought we’d revisit this episode with Helen Owen, the then Principle Advisor on Public Data Policy at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Helen shares with David the importance of Australia joining the Open Government Partnership and what it means for citizens. Aiming to connect governments with their citizens, it’s a tool necessary to increase transparency, fight corruption and harness new technologies to increase efficiency.

Discussed in this episode:

  • How the Open Government Partnership increases stakeholder engagement
  • Involving policymakers in open governance
  • Managing citizen expectations and increasing participation
  • The Open Government Partnership and their presence overseas
  • The open data agenda and what it means for freedom of information