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 »
APIs or RSS feeds for jobs within Australian Government. Potential syndication with the other 'big three' job sites, not to mention the authoring agencies.
If government wants to hire the best people, they could look at widening the scope of reuse of their core job advertisements.
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 »
http://australia.gov.au/have-your-say/public-consultations This may be a new level of 'meta' - proposing via a public consultation that a dataset of public consultations be released. Presently, no common way of describing a public consultation seems to exist. I don't imagine that a calendar or API of 'current / closing soon / recent closed' consultations being conducted by government could exist without first finding ...more »
Free access to criminal and civil court records for Australian federal and state courts, boards and tribunals. Caveat: The identity of victims would be withheld at their request.
Free access would enable the creation of Australian versions of watchdog services such as public.resource.org in the US.
[Note that currently electronic court records are available for a fee in limited form.]
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 »
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 »
A frequently updated information website categorised by State first and then area of Non Profit Organisation eg..Queensland, NSW etc
Early Childhood > Kindergarten > Childcare > Playgroups
Self-directed approaches for funding is the current new policy direction by the Victorian Government. This is inline with current international models of funding services for people with a disability. This policy direction sees people with a disability having control over the type of support they receive, enabling people with a disability to be able to manage how their funds are spent and choice over service delivery. ...more »
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 »
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 »
Presently an index of largely state/territory-authored PDF/HTML calendars.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »