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A new NFP to represent the NYC tech community
Tech:NYC aims to be the leading voice of NY's fast-growing, entrepreneurial high-tech industry. It represents the city's high-tech sector as well as government, media and civic institutions involved in business and public policy forums with an interest in the sector. Its primary goal is to continue to attract tech talent and jobs to NYC and it's modelled on a similar NFP representing the tech sector in San Francisco. It advocates for policies that underscore a regulatory environment supporting the growth of technology companies and technology talent in NYC. In the past few months issues they have considered include a data breach bill, local drone regulation, how to handle ride-sharing and home-sharing services, and how to treat contract employees. www.technyc.org
26 August 2017 by Lynn Wood

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The world's leading research into public interest whistleblowing
Led by Professor A J Brown of the Centre for Governance and Public Policy at Griffith University, Whistling While They Work 2 is focussed on whistleblowing in the public interest and has a research team drawn from 4 universities with 5 partner organisations in Australia and New Zealand. It's an Australian Research Council funded Linkage Project and the world's largest current research project into whistleblowing. It aims to improve managerial responses to whistleblowing in public and private sector organisations and organisations with 10 or more employees can participate. The general findings, lessons and best practice models emerging from the research will be available for free to all participating organisations. http://www.whistlingwhiletheywork.edu.au
26 August 2017 by Lynn Wood

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An easy to read government financial report
This Citizen's Guide to the US Financial Report is much easier to read than most government financial reports. It's a summary of t
23 August 2017 by Lynn Wood

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A new version of democracy that works?
Tonight I went to a presentation by The newDemocracy Foundation who are using citizen juries to help councils make better decisions by getting randomly selected members of the local public to debate an issue, similar to how decisions were made when democracy started in Greece. Their latest project is how to tackle obesity health issues!
22 August 2017 by Lynn Wood

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Clever legislation stops branding on cigarette packets
Australia led the world in mandating plain packaging for tobacco in 2012. It also requires warnings on packs. The warning on the side of this pack says "The toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke can go everywhere that your blood flows, causing harm all over your body". This year the British Medical Journal published results of separate studies on the impact of plain packaging on the public indicating the laws were producing positive health outcomes.
22 August 2017 by Lynn Wood

Governance

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