Digital Government Festival – a two day free event presented by Melbourne Law School

Grab your tickets to the inaugural Digital Government Festival: From Complexity to Collaboration hosted by the University of Melbourne School of Law.

When: Wed, June 1 ‐ Thu, June 2 • 8:00 AM AEST

Where: online

Bookings here

The Erosion of Medical Consent – how technology and medical research impact on agency

Harriet A. Washington, author of ‘Carte Blanche: The Erosion of Medical Consent’ online webinar.

Date: Thu, Apr 22 • 7:00 AM AEST

Book here

Acknowledgement of Country & Welcome to Country: Confidence with the basics

Online lessons in how to handle and what the differences are between an acknowledgement and a welcome.

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Bastian Obermayer and the Panama Papers · Events at The University of Melbourne

See you next Tuesday.

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Pulitzer Prize-winner Bastian Obermayer discusses how he led 400 journalists, across 80 countries, and 100 media outlets, to tell 6,000 stories about corruption in the highest levels.

Tech and the City Calendar | Tech and the City

Choose your own career hacks, Melbourne.

Tech, data, culture, workshops. https://ellebrooker.wordpress.com/tech-and-the-city-free-events-in-melbourne-australia/

Friday PM Usability is accessibility – Sarah Richards, Content Design London

Check out this Meetup with Sarah Richards, the force behind Content Design, user centred content and UK.Gov

Presented by the Melbourne Web Accessibility & Inclusive Design http://meetu.ps/e/FW2mz/66ySd/d

Legal Observer Training?

Get to know the basics of Legal Observing and use these skills in your own organisation.

Legal observers monitor human rights at public protests and rallies concerning environmental, well being and social justice issues.

Legal or human rights observers can document breaches of human rights, be a point of accountability for police behaviour, and can provide a sense of comfort for people who may be intimidated by a large police presence.

Pretty cool stuff.

Register here

Crowd Law and Open Justice Beth Noveck @ Victoria University.

As a paid up Gov geek I was compelled to attend this.

The third Sir Zelman Cowan oration featured former Deputy Chief Technology Officer to US President Barack Obama and senior adviser to UK Prime Minister David Cameron for Open Government, Beth Noveck.

Subject: “How public participation and technology is transforming lawmaking, government and the courts”

Watch the whole thing right here: