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Better interaction with public!

Given the adoption rate of social media and web 2.0 concepts in communicating with people en mass, in my humble opinion the government could continuously release non-sensitive data to the public and showcase some of the most useful applications. Furthermore, the public voice needs to be heard on developing themes on what could be done with the data. Applications addressing these themes need to be used as a two way communication ...more »

Submitted by (@hsekhon)

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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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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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Map Data Online available as a web service for mashups

We recently did a mashup where we sourced data from our local GIS server, a client GIS server, and ArcGISOnline and presented data in a web application.

It would be wonderful to be able to get ABS Boundary data (or PSMA Data) available as a free online service that can be used in mash-ups.

 

I also think that this would make a great project that the taskforce could fund.

Submitted by (@jo.deeker)

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Government Gazettes in XML

Just last week the US Government started publishing the Federal Register in XML. A useful Australian equivalent would be publishing a daily listing of updates to all Gazettes (Government Notices Gazette, Australian Public Service Gazette, AusTender, Business Gazette, Tariff Concessions Gazette, Chemical Gazette, Food Standards Gazette, etc), legislation and statistics in a single XML feed. A single feed for all publications ...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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Join the W3C eGovernment Interest Group and OASIS eGov

It seems a lot of the ideas being discussed here are, to some extent, reinventing the wheel. It would be foolish to develop standards and tools in isolation from the rest of the world for several reasons. For starters, much of the hard work has already been done and we don't need to go to the expense of repeating what has already been done. Even worse would be an electronic version of different railway gauges. The ...more »

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Vote ID

The fundamental element for every citizen in a democracy is the right to vote. The fundamental problem for every .gov.au agency is the ability to prioritize the things which citizens think should be done. This ideascale points us at a useful tool. We have two problems. The first is an ID which makes a vote count (once). The second is a place like vote.gov.au which brings together all the issues being addressed by three ...more »

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Whole of government persistent URL resolver service

This was raised by Adrian Cunningham in his most recent blog entry. Link rot is a universal problem but happens regularly as government departments change their names and acronyms every few years. Persistent URL resolver services are well established in the scientific community but rely on the goodwill of a few key institutions to provide the resolver services. To guard against link rot and to support semweb activities ...more »

Submitted by (@bradpeterson)

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Complex Digital Objects - split between multiple institutions

While different cultural institutions in Australia take responsibility for material in different formats, given the past decade or two of creative practice, writers, artists, film makers, composers, sound artists - people developing creative work - are more commonly pooling together the tools available to them. In the past,it is easier to make the assumption that a writer would generate print-based materials, however, ...more »

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www.mybenefits.gov.au

Determining which benefits a citizen is entitled to today is a difficult and time-consuming task. The citizen needs to go to the centrelink website and examine each benefit individually to determine whether or not they are eligible for the benefit. In fact it's not even easy for a citizen to determine if they've examined all possible benefits. A much better system would work as follows: You visit the www.mybenefits.gov.au ...more »

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Wotifgov.com

Each of our government agencies has their own, unique systems for arranging travel. If you have worked across different agencies as I have you know how totally different those systems are, and that many are easier to use than others! Let's create a new system which can be used by any member of the APS, acts a bit like the commercial Wotif site - and you can book flights, cars, accomodation through it. I realise this ...more »

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