Federal Government Public Sphere, Melbourne, 2009 Training Notes


These are participant notes from the Public Sphere in Melbourne with thanks to Donna Benjamin and Christopher Hire (Exec Dir, 2thinknow). The Public Sphere event was organized by Senator Kate Lundy.

The context was for the Public Sphere was the future development of the I.T. and creative industries in Australia.

Minor grammar edits have been made, or misspelling left where original meaning was not clear.

1. Public Sphere – Melbourne Island
1. Public Sphere – Melbourne Island
1.1: Technology group
2.9: Where does policy go once we forget about technology
3.1: What would be good policy in technology for 2012, 2015, 2025?
4.1: What would be good policy for start ups and creative industries for 2012, 2015, & 2025?
5.1: Disaster management notes
6.1: What can we do about infrastructure 2012, 2015 and 2025?
1.1. Technology group
1.8: don’t think google killer,
1.3. What would be good policy in technology for 2012, 2015, 2025?
1.10: Incubator program needed that works. No P taken. Business accelerator
2.5: Government policy on telecommunications devices (mobile) to maintain technology standards to foster commercial innovation
3.4: 2012 – establish a series of publicly operated state based business accelerators for new technologies & companies based on world best practice eg., the business incubators at Cambridge ubi UK, Sophia, Antipodes, France, Austin USA, etc.
4.8: Treat telecoms as a utility. Electricity is electricity. Why is Internet not internet?
5.9: 2012 policy toward level playing fields for access to affordable high speed internet that isn’t related to a persons location, could this be addressed even before we have an NBN?
6.5: National Broadband Digital Applications Lab – to assist Australian start-ups develop and commercialise new applications i.g. remote medical applications, games, educational, entertainment, enabling rural and regional business
7.9: 2012 better policies related to green IT in terms of government themselves and incentives for the private sector
8.10: Immersive 3d environments – And 4d.. .time based (for online trading systems etc)
1.4. What would be good policy for start-ups and creative industries for 2012, 2015, & 2025?
1.8: Collaboration,what are creative industries? current & or new/
2.8: CIs in 2025 encourage local staff to stay local
3.11: Need to develop the supply chain for the creative industries – education is critical. currently too much focus on training consumers of technology – rather than creators of technology
4.8: Is it about funding ? training?
5.8: How do you develop things which rise above the noise?
6.8: What kind of policy to get value add you couldn’t create in other ways
7.8: Awesome policies to go with new awesome world
8.9: Policies focused on the infrastructures in our cities, towns etc. where creatives and start-ups etc. can ‘do what they do’ organically…??
9.8: Focused collaboration – how can policy achieve this?
10.8: HECS tp (start-up?)  funding scheme
11.9: Should more government/local funded creative/.start up incubators be encouraged?
12.8: Support risk sharing for things like tangential ideas
1.5. Disaster management notes
1.6: Royal commission into bush fires has released interim report
2.6: Ch 4 reports on gov study from 2005 – summonsed only by the royal commission
3.11: What about location based services?
1.6. What can we do about infrastructure 2012, 2015 and 2025?
1.6: The government should take more responsibility of the roads and train systems. It should not only be a private companies responsibility. Because in the end the general public is using those systems.
2.9: Work backwards from the consumer/transport user experience for policy/infrastructure systems etc
3.9: Should we focus on fast trains (as an example/analogy) that take 3 hours to get to Sydney running twice a day or trains that take 6 hours but run every 30 minutes or less?