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It is with great pleasure and anticipation that I invite you to provide feedback on this discussion paper regarding the possible functionality and operation of an Australian Government Consultation Blog.
Changes in the way people communicate online have provided opportunities to the government to improve the ways in which people can contribute to and influence government policy and how the government delivers services.
The possible future establishment of a consultation blog could make it easier for people to find, be informed about and to provide feedback on issues on which the government is consulting.
This discussion paper on the provision of the consultation blog sets out to balance the opportunities provided by the new online environment against the challenges and very real threats emerging to the identity and privacy of individuals.
As the success of this initiative requires participation by citizens, this paper asks for your opinion on some important issues that will affect the ways you can contribute to and participate in the consultation blog.
Feedback received from you will be used to shape the services provided through the Australian Government Consultation Blog and will be important in ensuring the success of this endeavour.
I look forward to your response.
THE HON. GARY NAIRN MP
Special Minister of the State
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