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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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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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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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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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Site for targeted collaboration around policy

I'm taking this site at its word, and throwing out a raw concept --- this is mostly stream-of-consciousness and not fully thought through --- Brainstorming in fact. It would be interesting to develop a site that allows targeted discussion on issues of policy. This would be a cross between a forum, a mailing-list, a wiki, and ultimately a collaborative faq. This would allow a convener to post a specific matter of interest. ...more »

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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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Central aggregation site for government video video.gov.au

Government agencies have produced a substantial amount of videos over the years, that can help people solve their interaction challenges with government, get educated about new initiatives, access general news or find out other information. These videos tend to be well buried within agency sites. An additional exposure for those videos can be achieved through a government video portal along similar lines to the proposed ...more »

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Whole-of-government intranet (with Gov 2.0 tools)

To support interaction within disciplines across government, and promote the understanding and use of online collaboration tools, the government should develop and appropriately fund a whole-of-government intranet. The Victorian government already does this, supporting public servants across the state to learn from each other and collaboratively develop ideas and solve issues. The expertise within government is immense ...more »

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Gov App Store

Washington DC has just launched their own App Store. This store contains web apps and phone apps covering everything from bus route calculators to parking, crime stats and more.

 

Imagine a Gov App Store that allows developers to promote their Gov2.0 applications, and provides a central repository for users to access these applications.

 

For the DC Version have a look here: http://appstore.dc.gov/

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Single sign-on

A powerful symbol for citizens dealing with a single Government would be a single sign-on process which appplies to all Agencies.

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