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Posts about, and extracts of submissions to, the Rudd 2020 Gabfest

From KRudd to Gillard to …

Posted by Dave Bath on 2011-04-23

Does anyone remember the hope of the 2020 summit?  What have we got to look forward to?

Australia 2020 Summit Logo to Australia 2020

Australia 2020 Summit Logo to Australia 2020

(You’ll need to turn GIF animations on)


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2020 Report: Tough on poor, remote, and disabled

Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-05-31

The Australia 2020 Final Report is not very easy for the poor and vision-impaired folk to get at, so I’ll be providing (non-canonical, non-authoritative) versions to fix the problem.

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KRudd and Kreativty

Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-04-30

The kreatif 2020 tipes ar shone up in the foto of Krud in frunt of a witebord piblushd in The Economist.  Badd speling is neaded fur kreativty.

Over the fold is a photograph from the 2008-04-24 The Economist article "Green, no queen: Kevin Rudd’s reformist zeal", which has "Teacher Rudd at his whiteboard" (or p39 of the 2008-04-26 print edition).

He looks slightly shellshocked.  Has he just realised what the photo shows, or were all the gabfesters’ brains burnt out by so much hard thinking?

  • Is this the basis for a future Liberal Party advertisement?
  • Do any of you have suggestions for a caption?
  • Does anyone recognize the handwriting?

Here’s the description just in case the photo disappears from the blog:

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2020: obfuscating the REAL agenda

Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-04-27

While the media and politicians talked about moving to a republic as the "big idea" from the 2020 stream on "The future of Australian governance: open government (including the role of the media), the structure of government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens", my sampling of 30-odd submissions from that stream shows a completely different focus.

Apart from off-topic submissions, those from the Australian Republican Movement, and those from schools (where a republic was included as a leading question in the "discussion points" presented to them by the government), only one mentioned a republic.

So, what were the dominant themes of submissions on the future of governance?

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HealthSMART shows the future of HealthBook

Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-04-25

Hot on the heels of my dummy-spit about the 2020 proposal for HealthBook, I receive notice of a Victorian Auditor-General HealthSMART report, dummy-spitting about the competence of managers, especially shoddy business analysis, for the Victorian government project, which is already two years behind schedule.

The Executive Summary includes the following choice snippets – which I’d probably say applies to nearly all government IT programs, state or federal.

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Posted in 2020 Gabfest, Australia, Biology and Health, Civil rights, Governance, Information Management, Politics, Uncategorized, Victoria | 3 Comments »

UN Environment Program notices 2020

Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-04-21

Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director, UN Environment Programme, has noticed (approvingly) the 2020 summit in this press release.

Steiner talks about the good job programs like LandCare have already done, and how Australian research and innovation can be a major contributor to food security not only for ourselves, but for the world, and …

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2020 ideas to reality – by next Monday!

Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-04-21

Summarizing 2020 in one word: Motherhood.  Motherhood statements and motherhood photo opportunities.  However, the two best ideas (and from politicians: shock, horror!) could be realized at no cost within a week.

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2020 and HealthBook – Aaaaaarrrrggggghhh

Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-04-20

I’m worried!  A "Healthbook" (like Facebook, but for health data of individual Australians) is one of the big ideas mentioned in the preliminary 2020 report.

What were they smoking?!?

Personally, I’d veto such an idea until medical datasets within hospitals and government agencies are managed correctly.  AccessCard has been put on hold because near universal incompetence in agencies makes it impossible for them to manage such information properly.  This "HealthBook" is an order of magnitude more difficult.

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Posted in 2020 Gabfest, Australia, Biology and Health, Information Management, Politics | 3 Comments »

2020, or 1020?

Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-04-20

Did I miss something from the coverage of the 2020 conference?  I saw people with pens and paper.  I saw no evidence of an internal wiki (or something similar) being used.  It seems they are using 1020 technology to manage the output of our best and brightest.

I hope I’m wrong, and that someone will point out my error.

If the government couldn’t organize a search engine, and collaborative software such as a wiki and electronic whiteboard software for participants (even if they had to bring their own laptops), then I’ve got to wonder how much thought actually went into organizing this in the most productive, forward looking way.

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2020 Submission: Topic 5: Health Strategy

Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-04-11

Another chunk of my 2020 gabfest submissions, to Topic 5 (Health Strategy).  Other submissions and discussion via the 2020 Gabfest category filter

A: Supporting an international registry of all pharmaceutical trials

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2020 Submission: Topic 9: Australian Governance

Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-04-05

Another chunk of my 2020 gabfest submissions, to Topic 9 (Australian Governance).

I’ll flesh it out with relevant links later, but this is in quick response to Jacques Chester’s Submission Cut/Paste on the same topic on Club Troppo.  Independently, we seem to be pretty well aligned!

My (slightly reformatted) submission and a (forthcoming) set of links to supporting reference material and posts is over the fold.  Actually, I fitted two submissions within the 500 words!  I could have gabbled on more, but AGIMO already has my two-penneth worth!

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GOYA 4 gabest, and a Q for the MSM

Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-04-05

I’m wondering why the mainstream media haven’t encouraged people to submit 2020 ideas directly to the OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT 2020 SUGGESTION BOX, especially those running 2020-related fora on the net or on editorial pages.  Does the MSM have a greater desire for column inches, or a better Australia?

Reminder: if you are Australian, and said to anyone "aorta do X about Y at the 2020 gabfest", and you’re not a delegate – put your idea in the OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT 2020 SUGGESTION BOX now (or at least before Wednesday).  You’ll need to click on the button "Start Submission Form".

(And a big thanks to Jacques Chester of Club Troppo for pushing this down other people’s throats.)

See Also (BUT NOT UNTIL YOU’VE MADE YOUR OWN OFFICIAL SUBMISSION!!!):

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How to allocate time at the 2020 Gabfest

Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-04-05

What if speaking time at the 2020 Gabfest reflected the number of submissions each luminary has made to a parliamentary or departmental inquiry, state or federal?

Such an approach (no submissions, no minutes) would be particularly appropriate for the Australian Governance topic which involves citizen engagement and consultation by governments.

At 2020, an appropriate rule might be "no representation without prior demonstrated commitment".

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GOYA: Gabfest online submissions about to close

Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-04-04

GOYA (my acronym for "Get Off Your A…[s]") and make a 2020 gabfest submission over the weekend, because your chance (unless you are a delegate) disappears by Wednesday 2008-04-09.

Australian bloggers, if they don’t make at least an online submission of a couple of sentences are either:

  1. hyprocrites (all talk, except where those who can actually change policy might hear);
  2. bereft of ideas or opinions (if which case, why blog?); or
  3. only write on things as insubstantial as football, films and fluffy kittens (so you probably aren’t reading this blog anyway).

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2020 Submission: TOPIC 3: Sustainability (C)

Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-03-19

This is the fourth of a series of blog posts detailing my submissions to Rudd’s 2020 gabfest (you can make your own submissions here). This covers "Topic 3: Population, sustainability, climate change and water", with this just the first of 3 dot-points.

I hope all of you who have been making blog posts or comments on the 2020 gabfest have been making your own submissions (add a comment on this page to get included in my hall of fame).

OK, here’s my submission with a bit of reformatting:


C: Encouraging more efficient buildings

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Posted in 2020 Gabfest, Australia, Economics and Business, Environment, Politics | 1 Comment »

 
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