Chief Minister Gallagher has announced her plans to make the ACT’s governance the most open and transparent in all the land.
The plans outlined in a Ministerial Statement to the Assembly today, are set to make the ACT Cabinet the most open in the nation and include a commitment to hold a Virtual Community Cabinet on Twitter next month.
“The ACT already has a strong foundation on which to further develop open government, for example we have the most open legislative framework for access to Cabinet documents in the country. We have always taken a proactive approach to communicating with the public, but we are ready to take the next steps.
“Open Government refers to a way of working, and rests on three principles; transparency in process and information; participation by citizens in the governing process and public collaboration in finding solutions to problems.
“Creation of an Open Government Website will provide a single gateway for access to Government information and engage Canberrans in the governance of the ACT and will be operational within three months. This will enable access to government material released through Freedom of Information through upload to the web once FOI requests have been released to the applicant.
“I will also release a weekly report on key issues discussed and decisions taken by the Cabinet, starting in the first week in July. This will make the ACT Cabinet the most open of any government in Australia. I want the community to be informed about the challenges and issues being considered by Cabinet.
It was sounding so good up until she made it twat based.
Gor those who’ve been lucky enough to miss it thus far here’s the @KatyGMLA tweet stream.