Datasets

Carer Breaks

I manage a short term accommodation program in SA. The eligibility criteria ia basically a degree of genuine need. The question that I get asked a lot is "Are there any other places that offer a similar program?'. There are many respite centres that offer short term breaks to those who qualify under their particular set of criteria but very few centres that offer the same short break for those who may be under 65 or ...more »

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The Farmers Friend - Telephone Helpline

It is well known that farmers throughout Australia, indeed the world, are committing suicide and self harming at rates higher than most other professional groups. As a general rule, farmers, particularly the men, tend not to communicate openly about their concerns and how they may emotionally struggle as issues arise. This trait, coupled with (often generational) geographical isolation and a ‘proud’ tradition of independence ...more »

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Sharing GIS Layers

It would be extremely helpful for our organisation if Government departments could share their Geographical Information System layers such as soil types, topography, NRM Boundaries, local government boundaries, vegetation types, vegetation condition etc. Currently if we wanted this information some of it is available through NatureMaps, however if we wanted to use this information using the ArcMap program we would have ...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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Meeting Rooms, Meeting People

At the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English (VATE) we often let out our 60 seat capacity flexible use meeting room and we have found there to be terrific demand. By simply rubbing shoulders with other not-for-profits we learn a little and share ideas. We would like a major database of all the meeting spaces available. This database could be searchable by location, room size, access to public transport, parking, ...more »

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Arts and Education NOW!

I would like to see an online community that is focused on linking the arts industry to the education sector – primary, secondary and tertiary levels. This could include a number of different sections: + information on artists / companies / festivals. This could be useful for student research for assignments and also for teachers to learn more about companies in their local area as well as across the country. This ...more »

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Web 2.0 Accessibility Makeover

GovDex

http://www.govdex.gov.au While not a tool that directly serves the public, GovDex is: "...an Australian Government initiative that supports collaboration across government. It provides a secure, private, web-based space for government agencies to manage projects and their stakeholders, share documents and information, and manage secretariat responsibilities." GovDex is a collection of several off-the-shelf open-source ...more »

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Social media is connecting nonprofits' *ideas* to each other, now let's connect their content!

IDEA That government take the lead in licensing some of their own public content with Creative Commons licenses, share the process and challenges of doing this and encourage/assist nonprofits to do the same. WHY THE IDEA? From my experience at small nonprofits and in local government, staff were often wondering "what other people were doing" in their area, including - policies - plans and strategies - community programs ...more »

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Access to records specific to the needs of Not-For-Profits such as Prison Ministry

Records held by the Government such as prisoner information relating to release, re-incarceration etc that could assist a number of different Prison Ministries to improve programing or study their functionallity, is currently almost impossible to access. This info could be made available through channels that could be monitored but would allow these groups to know how they could improve what they do to assist both families ...more »

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Targetted promotion of Australian Government funded services run by Not For Profits

The Australian Government provides significant funding to Not For Profits (NFP) to deliver needed services to the community. This includes the nationally funded Commonwealth Carelink Program, which maintains an updated list of community services for carers. Whilst NFPs are able to access this information through the website or over the phone, there is no simple way for them to access mailing lists (either electronic or ...more »

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Yearn to Learn

An informative website with forums, feedback, suggestions and newsletters for the public informing people of the skills shortage in your backyard and where and how you can gain these high demand skills. If unemployed or unskilled people are aware of skill shortages in particular areas or region, they can then follow the links to suitable governemnt funded courses or fee paying courses run by RTO's in that region. RTO's ...more »

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Gov 2.0 Innovators

Use of websites for Government comment on conference topics and issues

Conferences provide an opportunity for Government to relay information directly to a targeted audience who have gathered to discuss specific issues of local, national and international importance. Because websites are now commonly used for registration and delivery of the information from the conference, there is an under utilised opportunity for Government policies, positions and information to be delivered prior to, ...more »

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The bind behind stable communities

State Housing is a platform for various struggles; struggles between housing staffs and tenants, and between neighbours. Within the house is a further struggle between family members, and some struggles are related to education, to culture, to religion, to parenting. There are very good tenants in places, but assuming that most families in state housing are low income families, the home within the state house is a place ...more »

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Community Emergency Alerts and Communication

For some time now I have been assisting the Mangrove Mountain Emergency Planning & Communications Committee Inc. in a widely dispersed rural area, firstly with a website (www.mepcc.org.au) and then with reorganising and updating a database used for a ‘Telephone Tree’ for alerts and emergency community communications. Registration is voluntary. If we talk to people face-to-face we get a good response, but if we advertise ...more »

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Carers who Care

Our idea for furthering Government information, from Independence Foundation Inc. admin@independencefoundation.com.au, is the disclosure of plans to promote employment opportunities for workers in the home care service industry,for not for profit agencies with none or little government funding.

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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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Gov 2.0 Innovators

Mosman Memories of Your Street

Mosman Library run an incredible outreach program and have a fine track record in the online space. They put social networking tools like blogs, flickr and twitter to good use and have developed a standalone site, 'Mosman Memories' which acts as a space for "past and present residents of Mosman to share memories of their street." The site is part of the living history program that is run by the Library, and is in my opinion, ...more »

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Scootle

A top quality education website from the folks at the Learning Federation. Why is Scootle awesome? *Partnerships with institutions all over Australia to deliver unique, locally produced digital assets and resources for teachers and students *Can be accessed by teachers and students outside of the school's intranet/portal *Will support the national curriculum and the 'digital revolution' *Browse by topics, tags, index, ...more »

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About NSW

About NSW is a pilot project produced in-house at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. The idea is to access, aggregate and expose government cultural datasets to new audiences online. This includes making improvements to existing data sets so that they can be included on a map, in a timeline, or semantically linked to related data. The site is designed with citizens in mind and requires no specialised knowledge to use, other ...more »

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Finding and Aggregating Government Data

Many Community and Not-for-Profit organisations require up to date information retrieved from Government sources when preparing submissions or reports associated with their activities. What if this data could be readily available, once sourced, on an aggregated web space such as an iGoogle or Google Reader page, or an organisations own web page, using a series of Federated Searches across a range of datasets to produce ...more »

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Easing Congestion on Roads

Annectodal Evidence Story, and then a suggestion, simple in concept, very powerful results. The other day as I reversed out of my driveway, a pedestration halted to wait for me. I then indicated - sorry, I hadn't seen her. She then pointed forward. I wound down my window and she asked me if I was offering her a lift. I was more than happy to give her a lift to the bus station. It occurred to me that there are many ...more »

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Datasets

Make publication of selected data sets part of each agency's formal outputs

One of the barriers to publication/disclosure of useful data sets is that it is a low priority compared other policy or service delivery obligations. The reality is that agency heads prioritise activities towards those things that are critical to delivery of their outputs and that are reported on in annual reports. Publication and disclosure of data requires effort (to ensure that the data is 'clean', accurately described ...more »

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