The Report addresses all key elements of social media to provide an insight into how it can be harnessed to advance communication and engagement activities. The Report is was released in July 2014.
The study was undertaken in the context of the growing recognition of the importance of social media to Local Government. It involved extensive consultation with the Local Government community around the country, and included a national online survey sent to all 560 local government councils.
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The report was featured in the August 2012 Issue of Local Agenda, the Official Journal of the Local Government Association of NSW and the Shires Association of NSW. The Issue has a special feature on "Digital Communications: Changing the Way Councils Communicate".
This project sought to identify areas where Local Government has embraced the adoption and application of ideas and sought to demonstrate ways that the business of local government is undertaken.
Canberra, ANSZOG Institute for Governance, Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government, 2012. Innovation in Local Government: Defining the Challenge, Making the Change, 2012
Faced with an urgent need to deliver vital factual information to its citizens, the Council turned to a new channel to communicate with those people directly affected by the floods and with the city of Brisbane more broadly. The results were outstanding.
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A comprehensive review of Australia's higher education system was published as Rethinking Australian Higher Education by Howard Partners and UTS on 18 February 2021.
In May 2020 an extended analysis of Australia's research capacity was published as Challenges for Australian Research and Innovation by UTS as an Occasional Paper.
In 2019 Howard Partners completed the first ever comprehensive Performance Review of the Rural Innovation System for the National Primary Industries Research and Innovation Committee.
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