(@bradpeterson)

Brainstorming

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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16 votes
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(@danmackinlay)

Datasets

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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(@danmackinlay)

Datasets

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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15 votes
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(@michael.harris)

Datasets

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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15 votes
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(@anoble)

Datasets

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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15 votes
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(@samanthamawdsley)

Not for Profit PSI

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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15 votes
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(@khenty)

Not for Profit PSI

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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15 votes
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(@craig.thomler)

Brainstorming

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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14 votes
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(@jeffgrangerspacetimeresearch)

Gov 2.0 Innovators

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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(@rvnc00)

Not for Profit PSI

Local Community Directory

Develop a directory/map of all LOCAL government service providers,including their days and times of operation. As well as government services and what each service provides, it would be great to add a list of local businesses and individuals. Within our community we have a lot of people who are qualified to perform certain jobs eg. electrician, plumbers, and to use these people rather than people outside of the community ...more »

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14 votes
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Datasets

Land title/registry

Imagine the potential if land title information could be mashed up with other geo data. Simply having the geo location for every street address in Australia freely available would be incredible. Imagine if you could find out how the property is zoned, maybe who or what owns it. To the best of my knowledge all this information is kept at the state/territory level. See for instance (for Victoria) http://services.land.vic.gov.au/landchannel/jsp/map/InteractiveMapIntro.jsp ...more »

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(@michael.harris)

Datasets

Dept. of Health and Aeging - Full statistics set

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/Statistics-1 * Ageing and Aged Care Statistics * Facts and Figures * Electorate Reports on Health Data * General Practice Statistics * General Practice Statistics for Divisions of General Practice * General practitioner demographics * General practitioner types and place of qualification * Number of ...more »

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(@jimibostock)

Gov 2.0 Innovators

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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(@darrenm)

Brainstorming

allaboutme.gov.au: Centering the government around the individual

** The vision ** It’s Monday morning, and you’re checking your email over a cup of coffee before heading off to work. You notice a message from allaboutme.gov.au, telling you that you have three new notifications and a reminder in your allaboutme in-tray. You click the link at the bottom of the email and your browser opens up, taking you to the allaboutme.gov.au login page. Once you’ve signed in, you scan the four new ...more »

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(@jillmuller)

Not for Profit PSI

Navigating the Services

A recent survey of our community showed that we have some tremendous resources available, covering a huge number of needs. However the common response of these service providers was that the people who needed the service were mostly reluctant to access it, or did not know it was available. In the small community/suburb in which we work, transport to these services is also a major factor. This survey also showed that ...more »

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