There's been a bit of froth and bubble of recent recent months and years. There's been some people looking for an appropriate Free Software - aware political party. There's been many, many people concerned about the US-AU "Free" Trade Agreement.
As an off shoot of all this, I've launched a little project that I've loosely named "Dream IT Policy". I've taken the end product of the hard work a number of Australian Free Software luminaries and published it here as a collaborative book.
My hope is to encourage discussion and debate amongst the Australian Free Software community about what makes a good state / national IT policy as well enabling them contribute to such a policy. I'd like to encourage anyone who is interested in the future of this nation and the role that Free Software and more broadly Information Technology will play in such a future to take the time to at least read or even better, contribute to the "Dream IT Policy".