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Not for Profit PSI

Computer Access, Training & Help with Mobile Phones

I list this under new ideas but its a established one that needs to continue and is in crisis at this time. In Hervey Bay we have had a group established of which I now coordinate, for over 10 years with funding that finished 5 years ago, it still battles on. Since June 2009 there has been NO FUNDING at all and this service which in a heavily populated area of retirees must continue. Its is a not for profit org. Myself ...more »

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Gov 2.0 Innovators

Tax Office's Online Forum for Small and Medium Enterprises

The SME Tax Forum is an interactive online community hosted by the Tax Office. The aim of the Forum is to foster a stronger relationship between the Tax Office and Small and Medium business operators through working together to identify opportunities to make it easier to meet their tax and superannuation obligations and to reduce compliance costs. Suggestions and comments that have been put forward by business operators ...more »

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Data on Maternity Care Providers

Community Midwifery WA proposes for consideration a Maternity Care Database to enable expectant parents to make informed choices on where and with whom to give birth. Outcome data on hospitals / maternity services across the nation is urgently required on rates of caesarean, interventions, breastfeeding, pain-relief (and what type), perinatal depression, and so on. Similar scorecards for individual maternity care professionals ...more »

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Gov 2.0 Innovators

yourHealth.gov.au

www.yourHealth.gov.au, operated by the Health Reform Taskforce in the Department of Health and Ageing, was developed to provide Australians with a way to contribute their stories, views and ideas regarding improving the Australian health system to the Government. The website provides a single web 2.0 platform for online community consultation across three major reports on Health Reform, A Healthier Future For All Australians: ...more »

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Gov 2.0 Innovators

ABC Pool

I almost missed this one, because it's been mentioned a few times in the Taskforce materials. But it definitely deserves a nomination. Pool (http://www.pool.org.au) is the ABC's online collaborative media space. It's doing an excellent job of bringing Web 2.0 and interactive creativity to the national broadcaster, opening up opportunities for members of the public to interact with and contribute to ABC programming, and ...more »

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Cross fertalisation linking not for profits with community and corporates

Often not for profit organisations have a need for community and corporate support of all kinds, not just monetary, but often by donating time and skills to help them grow. It would be terrific to have a data base of community members and corporate organisations who would like to be involved with not for profit organisations and on that data base to say how they could contribute. Particularly of interest would be some ...more »

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Surf Life Saving NSW - Rescue Package

Emergency Response 18 months ago Surf Life Saving NSW implemented a 24-7 emergency call out system to assist emergency services when a coastal emergency occurred outside of patrol hours or at an unpatrolled beach. Since the system was implemented lifesavers/lifeguards have responded to more than 280 call outs. From an emergency response perspective, Surf Life Saving NSW would gain a lot of benefit from a list and map ...more »

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Status of Women in Australia

A current and up-to-date website that links to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data and analyses on women in Australia would be very useful for advancing women's empowerment, recording trends and identifying areas which need addressing. This information would be useful to government, business, and the community sector and could also promote women's achievements internationally. A mockup of such an initiative ...more »

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Index of Women’s Health and Wellbeing Data

Women’s Health Victoria would like to see the ‘Victorian Index of Women’s Health and Wellbeing Data’ (The Index – www.theindex.org.au) expanded to a national level. The Index is run by Women’s Health Victoria to provide a gateway to Victorian women’s health data resources. The Index incorporates over 70 indicators of health and wellbeing relevant to a social model of health such as living arrangements, paid and unpaid ...more »

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Feeding Frenzy

Young mums have a hard time when they have no support network around them, or no healthy role models. Becoming a mum can be a daunting task for anyone - sometimes the best educated and most successful professional finds it the hardest. Statistics on the eating habits of our children show we need to make changes in how we feed our kids right from the start. We need to be changing ideas on how and what to feed our kids. ...more »

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Gov 2.0 Innovators

openaustralia.org

I simply cannot think of a better, more timely or better implemented example of Government 2.0. This concept- and the people behind it - embody both the spirit and reality of the natural evolution of the public's relationship to it's government. OpenAustralia.org is quite simply one of the most important innovations in democracy this country has seen in recent memory and totally deserves to be recognized.

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Crowdsourced - single Australian source of truth for geospatial mapping of electorates, postcodes, placenames and landmarks

To support agencies in mapping data to geospatial references, let's provide a central site which any agency can use to geospatially identify its data. This could start by drawing on all local, state and federal government geospatial reference materials, building a single national service independent of any mapping solution. This should include all electorates, postcodes, placenames and geographic features - but to preserve ...more »

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GovForge

One of the problems that people keep bringing up is the fact that each department/governemnt body keeps re-inventing the wheel to a certain extent. Why not setup a code sharing site or project hosting site for the development of Government Applications. As an example of such a project why don't we have a look at plonegov in the states. This is a shared project between multiple Local Government bodies with the stated ...more »

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Gov 2.0 Innovators

Pia Waugh and Senator Kate Lundy

Well I'll start the ball rolling by nominating Pia Waugh and Senator Kate Lundy for their series of Publicsphere conferences.

 

The Publicsphere conferences have been a very interesting and to my mind successful experiment in participatory democracy. It has opened a new avenue for people to get involved in Policy development and has already shown the way for others (witness the NSWSphere event).

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Integrating local knowledge with existing Government data to enhance service delivery and planning

The idea of social inclusion as both a descriptor and policy objective has and is becoming an important issue within social democratic states and development literature. In particular, significant work has been undertaken in the United Kingdom, The European Union and more recently Australia. It is Not for Profit (NP) agencies and Non Government Organisations (NGO) who have historically taken the lead in advocating for ...more »

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Datasets

Historical sound recordings and films

I know that institutions such as NLA and ABC hold huge archives of recordings of Australian history - historical music, news coverage of significant events, oral history interviews and so on. Here's the NLA talking about some of their audio recordings http://www.nla.gov.au/fishtrout/ and here's some of the gems in the National Film and Sound ARchive http://www.nfsa.gov.au/the_collection/ the USA has loads of their historical ...more »

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16 votes

Brainstorming

data gov au - central metadata repository for government data sets and their meaning/context

data.gov.au - cathedral/warehouse/bazaar for stuctured, meaningful descriptions of government data sets and information about how to access them. Machine readable metadata is made available in RDF based on standard Dublin Core/AGLS/AGRKMS vocabularies supported by standard SKOS/OWL ontologies. This allows anybody to find, download, use and re-use data sets generated and held by the government by building APIs, conduct ...more »

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Maps. As Many As Possible.

We can look at the images that google maps holds, but we can't take them and make our own maps, just drop the odd "marker" on them. The government, however, various agencies, hold many maps that could be released for citizen re-use. Or they could even simply contribute useful information to the growing open-source projects out there such as Open Street Map, which have streetmaps that the public can use... http://www.openstreetmap.org/ ...more »

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Datasets

All states - current emergencies and incidents

This is a slightly harder one, but there is no one place anyone can go to find out what emergencies or issues are happening in my area, or in anywhere I might be heading. The SA CFS site could be a starting point for this information: http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/news_media/current_incidents.jsp Surely information could be gathered for all jurisdictions which could then be consolidated into a single feed, but this ...more »

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Datasets

Murray Darling basin water data

This request is for all data relating to water management of the Murray Darling system, e.g., - rainfall - inflows - rivers flows at weirs and barrages - water storage - state entitlements - historical data for all of the above Note that the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MBDA) publishes stats on their web site (http://www.mdba.gov.au), e.g., water in storage (http://www.mdba.gov.au/water/waterinstorage), but does ...more »

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Not for Profit PSI

INFORMATION GUIDE TO EVERY FAMILY WITH A CHILD WITH A DISABILITY

The Idea: Centrelink to refer each new family with a child with a disability who registers for Carers Allowance to ACDNSW for access to an Information Guide. Backgrd: The Association for Children with a Disability NSW ("ACDNSW") has developed a comprehensive information guide to support families caring for a child with a disability. It is available for free on-line or at a nominal cost in hard copy. It is unique ...more »

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100+ Club

The 100+ Club is a completely unfunded social club for centenarians. It aims to improve social interaction of centenarians while allowing members to connect to and meet with people their own age - something we take for granted. We find our members through our own research in media, friends and family of current members and occasionally Government contacts forward us the details of centenarians who have inquired through ...more »

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Local Community Directory

Develop a directory/map of all LOCAL government service providers,including their days and times of operation. As well as government services and what each service provides, it would be great to add a list of local businesses and individuals. Within our community we have a lot of people who are qualified to perform certain jobs eg. electrician, plumbers, and to use these people rather than people outside of the community ...more »

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Gov 2.0 Innovators

ABS - CDATA Online and TableBuilder

We nominate the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for their CDATA Online and TableBuilder online services (launched in October 2008 and August 2009, respectively.) URLs… - http://www.abs.gov.au/CDATAOnline - http://www.abs.gov.au/tablebuilder - http://www.abs.gov.au/tablebuildertraining. These services allow organisations and individuals to dynamically construct ad-hoc tabulations, graphs and maps from the 2006 ...more »

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Training program for public servants in the effective evaluation and implementation of Gov 2.0 initiatives

To build capability across government, there needs to be training courses available for public servants in how to evaluate, implement and manage effective Gov 2.0 initiatives. Skill needs range from risk assessment, moderation and engagement principles, approach and tool evaluation again agency needs, reporting and issues management - plus more. Perhaps the first step is to map the skills required, then develop programs ...more »

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