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Open Government Melbourne Message Board › New Meetup: OurSay Australia speaking at 3rd Open Gov Melbourne Meetup

New Meetup: OurSay Australia speaking at 3rd Open Gov Melbourne Meetup

Darren S.
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Group Organizer
Melbourne, AU
Announcing a new Meetup for Open Government Melbourne!

What: OurSay Australia speaking at 3rd Open Gov Melbourne Meetup

When: Monday, July 5, 2010 6:00 PM

Where:
Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne
(03) 9679 2329

Come along to hear special guests Matt Gordon, Gautam Raju, and Eyal Halamish provide an update on the status of OurSay Australia, an independent platform aimed at linking the Melbourne community with decision-makers. In the lead up to the federal election, OurSay will be a platform where Melburnians can post and vote the questions they want to ask Lindsay Tanner, Adam Bandt, and Simon Olsen. Our federal candidates will then respond in a video address to OurSay viewers. The site is launching on August 1st and the guys are keen to get some ideas from the OpenGov Melbourne community about the best ways to approach political leaders and build an active online community which organically develops online.

The members of the group are young leaders in the public service, consulting, and entrepreneurial space with a passion for improving the way decisions are made on issues which matter to the Australian public. They have been inspired by online approaches such as Barack Obama’s 10questions, the UK’s TheyWorkforYou, and Australia’s TweetMP to build a platform which links Australia’s younger generation to political decision-makers. Beyond the federal election, the group aims to host other major decision-makers as the Australian public post and vote on the questions which matter most to them.

This meetup is designed to get everyone working on open government initiatives in Melbourne talking to each other. We also welcome interested individuals who want to help out with projects like these. We’ll give everyone a chance to explain their project, and leave plenty of time for informal discussion and networking.

Monday 5th July 6-8pm

Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne
www.horsebazaar.com.au

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