Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Communication and public affairs: blogging servants

The former head of the Prime Minister department Terry Moran has called for greater scope for public servants to speak publicly about issues and permission to blog their experiences:
“there should be a greater acceptance of the idea that public administrators can legitimately talk about long-term strategy in a similar manner to what is now broadly accepted for leaders of the Reserve Bank and Treasury.” Annabel Crabb, of the ABC, has stated that despite the federal public service employing 1,600 media, communication and public affairs staff, getting information required from the people who make and implement policy is still a difficult process and has called for public servants to be able to freely add to public debate. Blooging experiences

Gabriella at the Center of Creativity: Hub Melbourne: an ecosystem of innovation Gizmodo, 15 April 2013. Realizing that the oft-promised 'paperless office' may never actually come to fruition, researchers at Fujitsu are working on a backup plan that gives printed documents similar tablet-like touchscreen functionality. Turn a Printed Page Into a Touchscreen With This Brilliant Concept