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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Building Community Bush

As more and more migrants and refugees make Australia their home or come to visit as a student or business person they have a need to establsih links with people from similar backgrounds to give them a sense of belonging in a new environment. At the same time there are multiple groups working fo rsimilar cause sometimes totally unaware that there are other groups with similar interests and united they can work better. ...more »

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