Campaign: Gov 2.0 Innovators

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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Feeding Frenzy

Young mums have a hard time when they have no support network around them, or no healthy role models. Becoming a mum can be a daunting task for anyone - sometimes the best educated and most successful professional finds it the hardest. Statistics on the eating habits of our children show we need to make changes in how we feed our kids right from the start. We need to be changing ideas on how and what to feed our kids. ...more »

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Integrating local knowledge with existing Government data to enhance service delivery and planning

The idea of social inclusion as both a descriptor and policy objective has and is becoming an important issue within social democratic states and development literature. In particular, significant work has been undertaken in the United Kingdom, The European Union and more recently Australia. It is Not for Profit (NP) agencies and Non Government Organisations (NGO) who have historically taken the lead in advocating for ...more »

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data gov au - central metadata repository for government data sets and their meaning/context

data.gov.au - cathedral/warehouse/bazaar for stuctured, meaningful descriptions of government data sets and information about how to access them. Machine readable metadata is made available in RDF based on standard Dublin Core/AGLS/AGRKMS vocabularies supported by standard SKOS/OWL ontologies. This allows anybody to find, download, use and re-use data sets generated and held by the government by building APIs, conduct ...more »

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Historical sound recordings and films

I know that institutions such as NLA and ABC hold huge archives of recordings of Australian history - historical music, news coverage of significant events, oral history interviews and so on. Here's the NLA talking about some of their audio recordings http://www.nla.gov.au/fishtrout/ and here's some of the gems in the National Film and Sound ARchive http://www.nfsa.gov.au/the_collection/ the USA has loads of their historical ...more »

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Maps. As Many As Possible.

We can look at the images that google maps holds, but we can't take them and make our own maps, just drop the odd "marker" on them. The government, however, various agencies, hold many maps that could be released for citizen re-use. Or they could even simply contribute useful information to the growing open-source projects out there such as Open Street Map, which have streetmaps that the public can use... http://www.openstreetmap.org/ ...more »

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All states - current emergencies and incidents

This is a slightly harder one, but there is no one place anyone can go to find out what emergencies or issues are happening in my area, or in anywhere I might be heading. The SA CFS site could be a starting point for this information: http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/news_media/current_incidents.jsp Surely information could be gathered for all jurisdictions which could then be consolidated into a single feed, but this ...more »

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Murray Darling basin water data

This request is for all data relating to water management of the Murray Darling system, e.g., - rainfall - inflows - rivers flows at weirs and barrages - water storage - state entitlements - historical data for all of the above Note that the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MBDA) publishes stats on their web site (http://www.mdba.gov.au), e.g., water in storage (http://www.mdba.gov.au/water/waterinstorage), but does ...more »

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100+ Club

The 100+ Club is a completely unfunded social club for centenarians. It aims to improve social interaction of centenarians while allowing members to connect to and meet with people their own age - something we take for granted. We find our members through our own research in media, friends and family of current members and occasionally Government contacts forward us the details of centenarians who have inquired through ...more »

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INFORMATION GUIDE TO EVERY FAMILY WITH A CHILD WITH A DISABILITY

The Idea: Centrelink to refer each new family with a child with a disability who registers for Carers Allowance to ACDNSW for access to an Information Guide. Backgrd: The Association for Children with a Disability NSW ("ACDNSW") has developed a comprehensive information guide to support families caring for a child with a disability. It is available for free on-line or at a nominal cost in hard copy. It is unique ...more »

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Training program for public servants in the effective evaluation and implementation of Gov 2.0 initiatives

To build capability across government, there needs to be training courses available for public servants in how to evaluate, implement and manage effective Gov 2.0 initiatives. Skill needs range from risk assessment, moderation and engagement principles, approach and tool evaluation again agency needs, reporting and issues management - plus more. Perhaps the first step is to map the skills required, then develop programs ...more »

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ABS - CDATA Online and TableBuilder

We nominate the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for their CDATA Online and TableBuilder online services (launched in October 2008 and August 2009, respectively.) URLs… - http://www.abs.gov.au/CDATAOnline - http://www.abs.gov.au/tablebuilder - http://www.abs.gov.au/tablebuildertraining. These services allow organisations and individuals to dynamically construct ad-hoc tabulations, graphs and maps from the 2006 ...more »

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