Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

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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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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Campaign: 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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Campaign: Brainstorming

allaboutme.gov.au: Centering the government around the individual

** The vision ** It’s Monday morning, and you’re checking your email over a cup of coffee before heading off to work. You notice a message from allaboutme.gov.au, telling you that you have three new notifications and a reminder in your allaboutme in-tray. You click the link at the bottom of the email and your browser opens up, taking you to the allaboutme.gov.au login page. Once you’ve signed in, you scan the four new ...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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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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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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Campaign: Brainstorming

Educate the oldies

The overwhelming majority of senior people in government are on the wrong side of the digital divide - they are not part of the Digerati, in fact, they might be better described as closet luddites. This isn't their fault; it’s just a plain, simple, generational fact. If they were using computers at all when they went to high school, today’s 50+ year-old senior manager was using punch cards as the principle input ...more »

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Campaign: 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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Campaign: Datasets

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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Campaign: 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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Government Social Network

If we want people to get used to the idea of social networking within Government, why not setup an internal social network.

 

Social Gov could consist of a variety of different tools, including Micro-blogging and Facebook like "Walls" and groups. If it becomes part of the day to day operation of government then it will be much less of a leap to connect to external networks

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