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PM's Media Gallery

http://www.pm.gov.au/Media_Centre/Multimedia This site already goes a long way towards accessibility efforts, but: - Individual videos aren't easily bookmarkable (unless you're using the MediaRSS feed) - No closed captions (but transcripts are available) - Clickable links to HTML transcript and WMV download appear to be rendered as (and require?) Flash player - Difficulties navigating current video with keyboard-only ...more »

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Parliament of Australia - Live Broadcasting (and Replays)

http://webcast.aph.gov.au/livebroadcasting/ > http://www.aph.gov.au/house/house_news/index.asp http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/whatsnew.asp - No synchronisation with Hansard (captions) - Individual videos not bookmarkable (understandable, given that they're only "available for approximately one month") - No MediaRSS feed? Other common accessibility issues with Flash-based content occurring: - Keyboard navigation ...more »

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NLA's Historic Australian Newspapers site

The NLA's Historic Australian Newspapers site:

 

http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/

 

This site is not a typical Website and incorporates many Web 2.0 elements, in terms of both layout and functionality. The site has also published its User Interface Design Principles here http://www.nla.gov.au/ndp/project_details/documents/ANDP_UI_principles.pdf

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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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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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Craig Thomler

Craig has been a long-time advocate of of e-government, government online, government blogging and other leading Australian and international government initiatives in the Gov 2.0 space and has been doing a tremendous job of collating and sharing these intiatives and successes through his blog http://egovau.blogspot.com.

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Mosman Municipal Council

I don't know if you're only looking for Federal examples, but one best practice example of Web 2.0 use at a local government level we noticed a few months ago is the Mosman Municipal Council. You can see our full post about it here: http://creativecommons.org.au/node/255 and a case study here: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Case_Studies/Mosman_Municipal_Council. But in summary, they've published a community engagement ...more »

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BlueNet - Australian Marine Science Data Network

BlueNet is a great example of a platform for sharing, discovery, access and online integration of marine research data sets. The participating government agencies are Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO, Geoscience, Australian Antarctic Division, Royal Australian Navy and Australian Institute of Marine Science. There might be lessons here for sharing all types of data sets generated by government agencies.

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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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The Local Government & Muncipal (LGAM) Knowledge Base (Wiki)

"The Local Government & Muncipal (LGAM) Knowledge Base is a Wiki created for the use of and to promote collaboration between Local Councils, Water Authorities and associated organisations, and to help them try to save money by sharing information instead of buying it. It is primarily aimed at an Australian & New Zealand audience, but users from other countries are more than welcome to join, and are encouraged to reuse ...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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National Archives of Australia

The Archives has consistantly looked to provide web 2.0 style web products that provide the Australian people with direct opportunities to access great info (such as their recent mashup on Google and war records) and their photo wall which invited people to add personal stories to historical photos. Of course, the archives dogged evangalising on the importance of metadata within records has been brilliant. The record ...more »

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