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whole-of-government project documentation sharing site (no code)

I've submitted this separately to the proposed code market idea as the purpose is expressly to NOT share code - which is often hard to translate across departments due to platforms, copyright and security. However government project documentation can be easily shared. It is generally created by, or totally owned by government and it is often platform independent. For example, the requirements, design and technical specifications ...more »

Submitted by (@craig.thomler)

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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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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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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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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 »

Submitted by (@janecurtis)

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Collaborative definition of Stakeholders

The Taskforce could provide a wiki like page for community groups and government agencies to register their interests/assets in Public Sector Information. For example, potential datasources that aren't published openly could be identified and against them, potential applications could be defined. Community groups could define what kind of PSI they already use, what kinds of data they would like to use and how they could ...more »

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Gov 2.0 social innovation support program for not-for-profits

Australia has a limited tradition of social innovation. There are few non-government bodies engaged in developing online tools and systems that create public value, not because Australians don't want to engage in these pursuits, but because there are limited incentives to do so. In particular, organisations that are attempting online social innovation, such as OpenAustralia, and TweetMP, are very restricted in the funding ...more »

Submitted by (@craig.thomler)

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Wild Hare

Innovative projects frequently do not get off the ground because they cannot be aligned with existing policy, programs & projects. We need a channel of funding and project governance which supports the initiation, funding, resourcing & measuring of what I'd call "Wild Hare" projects. These are projects which may fail, or may be wildly successful - we don't knwo when we start them. So they are inherently risky, and so ...more »

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Government Social Network

If we want people to get used to the idea of social networking within Government, why not setup an internal social network.

 

Social Gov could consist of a variety of different tools, including Micro-blogging and Facebook like "Walls" and groups. If it becomes part of the day to day operation of government then it will be much less of a leap to connect to external networks

Submitted by (@jamespurser)

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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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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 »

Submitted by (@bradpeterson)

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Remove regulatory and institutional restrictions on data storage

Remove restrictions on the physical location of government data so that government data by default is stored on commercially operated facilities. Requiring data to be stored within a physically owned and operated government facility is no longer necessary in a connected world. Security and restriction of access can be addressed by commercial organisations. This will allow agencies to take advantage of the latest technologies, ...more »

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