Media release: Monday, 3 May 2010
Senator for the ACT, Kate Lundy, will launch Information Awareness Month in the ACT at the National Archives of Australia on Tuesday 4 May 2010.
Information Awareness Month, held across the nation throughout May, is supported by the information industry and professional bodies. It aims, through a series of events, to help Australians understand the importance of keeping good records. This year's theme is Access across the generations. Senator Lundy will speak about 'Gov 2.0 – communities and conversations'.
In December last year the Government received a report from the Gov 2.0 taskforce. It offered a series of recommendations for a government keen to harness the interactive web – including online social networking – to improve governance, administration and service delivery. Senator Lundy will discuss the implications and opportunities for more effective engagement between the citizen and the government.
Many Gov 2.0 taskforce recommendations have made government information more accessible and usable in creative ways. Information Awareness Month inspires the Australian Public Service to continue such innovation.
For Information Awareness Month events: www.informationawarenessmonth.com.au
Date: Tuesday 4 May 2010
Time: Event starts at 5.30pm (official IAM launch by Senator Lundy at 6.15pm)
Place: National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600
Media representatives are welcome to attend the launch.