Brainstorming

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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Datasets

Localized ICHI/ICDs and morbidity data

Currently aihw.gov.au supply aggreganted data on health interventions (using ICHI) and primary diagnoses (ICD) across Australian hospitals, using it's cognos server to slice the data. Hospital Morbidity cubes are an example of this information, from http://aihw.gov.au/hospitals/datacubes/index.cfm and http://aihw.gov.au/hospitals/nhm_database.cfm) If the data were available at the level of individual hospitals or localities ...more »

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Not for Profit PSI

government funding

we would like to be able to access a list of services that have been funded to our community. we are a rural community with many visiting services from a major regional centre - it is often confusing about who is providing what - so if we could access a government website which lists services funded for our area that would be fantastic. it would also enable us to identify any gaps in service provision which would assist ...more »

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Not for Profit PSI

long term accommodation and support for people with mental illness

We are seeking information in relation to the rehabilitation and recovery potential of people with long term mental illness who are accommodated in independent housing, and who receive ongoing individual support from service providers and families. There is a huge demand for independent housing for persons with ongoing mental illness. Our organisation is addressing this demand through the establishment of independent ...more »

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Gov 2.0 Innovators

SLIP Developers Program

The SLIP Developers Program is a unique government/private partnership that leverages the expertise and responsiveness of the private sector to provide information solutions from the vast amount of government data available through the online Western Australian Shared Land Information Platform (SLIP). As government is the major collector of data throughout Australia, the program provides online access to SLIP for authorised ...more »

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Gov 2.0 Innovators

Gov 2.0 and Public Sector Change

Hi Steve Davies here - Current APS public servant, previously S.A and N.T. I am new to the taskforce space, but due to my work over the last 9 years far from new to the concepts and technology. Due to the work I have done over the past 9 years - and my 30 years plus as a public servant - one of the things that concerns me is the gap between Gov 2.0 and what happens within Agencies. If we don't get the internal wheels ...more »

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Not for Profit PSI

National Enduring Power of Attorney Database

The Problem: There is currently no state or national database for registering or searching information about enduring power of attorney documents. Enduring documents provide for the appointment of another person to make financial and other important decisions when an individual loses their decision making capacity. The lack of any database results in the inadvertent appointment of multiple attorneys, facilitates ...more »

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Not for Profit PSI

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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Brainstorming

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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Gov 2.0 Innovators

wePlan Alpine DSE parks Victoria

http://weplan.parks.vic.gov.au/

Web 2.0 for public consultaion & crowd-sourcing protected area planning, includes collaboration with Central Washington University and the University of South Australia.

Included the Public Participatory Geographic Information System (PPGIS) interactive web-based program alllowing anyone to identify and map the places they value and any impacts, experiences and observations.

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Brainstorming

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 »

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Datasets

Government Contact Directories

www.directory.gov.au Presently output as HTML, RTF/PDF and dead trees. Proposed additional outputs: - Microformat hCard - RDFa - X500 connectors - Per-record metadata - RSS - API > JSON/XML whitepages.com.au appears to attempt to re-use this at: http://www.whitepages.com.au/wp/initGovSearch.do?subscriberName=&location= Distributed agency authorship may get more buy-in when agencies (and interested third parties) ...more »

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Datasets

RTA Traffic Volume Data

Some old data is provided at http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/publicationsstatisticsforms/aadtdata/index.html?plid=trafficvolume but it is "© COPYRIGHT ROADS AND TRAFFIC AUTHORITY 2003" No license is given so it must be All rights reserved. 1. The data needs a much looser licence (this is just data it should be copyright free) or to be release into the public domain. 2. We need current real time data, not just historical ...more »

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Web 2.0 Accessibility Makeover

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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Not for Profit PSI

Making carbon credits easier to obtain

Currently, the FullCAM3 model used by the Department of Climate Change to predict tree growth has insufficient data. If the federal government made available all its data on tree growth as well as the data from state governments then not for profit environmental groups would use the information to plant more native trees for carbon credits. The return from the sale of the carbon credits would then be used for more revegetation. ...more »

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