Open up the policy dialogue online

The public services can break out of the traditional challenge/response model of consultation by using the latest online tools. Consultations should be presented on Departmental websites in a format and using tools that allow real participation. An agenda to achieve this would include the following:

Opening up an online policy dialogue

The Taskforce judges that the interactive technologies that have been the subject of much of its work also provide a good platform for engagement in policy discussions.  Formal consultations by the public services essentially present information for comment on the web.  If this information is made easier to re-use, the Taskforce judges that consultations will [...]

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