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Why you must have the innovation conversation

A recently published eBook, Innovate for change: How Australian organisations can transform by embracing a culture of innovation and new ways of working, offers practical insights into what needs to change to drive innovation and transform organisations. Read More

The information that democracy needs

LONG READ: Without a decent flow of information in this popular democracy, how can we have anything like our “equal share” in its power, asks Bret Walker SC in the Whitlam Oration 2018. Read More

Building trust in digital government

Public agencies need to understand they are custodians, not the owners, of data and information they collect from their customers and citizens, according to experts at a Mandarin information management seminar exploring the importance of information governance for the public sector, in a digital world. Read More

Stats on secrecy: national FOI data shows the leaders and laggards in transparency

The Northern Territory's public servants don't receive that many applications for the release of government information, but when they do, they reject more than their counterparts in any other government. Queensland and Tasmania are not far behind in terms of blocking access, according to new national statistics on the use of Freedom of Information schemes (or Right to Information in Qld and Tasmania) for each government except the ACT. Read More