Australia, and a new kind of think tank?

25 11 2009

Australia has been quietly developing its post-bureaucratic government credentials. A Government 2.0 Taskforce has been established. This is openly based upon Obama’s Transparency and Open Government Announcement, and Gordon Brown’s Power of Information Taskforce. A number of initiatives have taken place at a state level, and there are signs that the central government is keen to take up the mantle.

We may well see numerous copy-cat initiatives springing up: not so much pressure groups as quasi- think tanks. Whether they manage to push power into the post-bureaucratic arena remains to be seen.



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