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Fox Force Five: OpenAustralia, eDemocracy and Education

I’ve been a volunteer with OpenAustralia for some time now, and I don’t think I’ve talked enough about why I admire this project so much, and why I think it’s so important. It’s because I believe in transparent, accountable and accessible government. It’s because I believe in removing the obstacles which keep people from participating […]

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Open and Shut: Queensland parliament rains on open access party

Monday, August 10, 2009 Queensland parliament rains on open access party Amid all that good Queensland news is this downer that the Clerk of the Parliament there has knocked back a request by Open Australia to allow republication of Hansard online which would enable them to add the search capabilities that have made their Federal […]

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Radio National – Future Tense: e-Australia

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eGov AU: OpenAustralia becomes first to provide the Australian Federal register of Senators’ Interests online

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The Register of Senators’ Interests is now online

Today is a big milestone. We are the first website to make the Register of Senators’ Interests available online. This important public document until now has only been available to the small number of people who were able to visit the office in Canberra where the documents are held. In the Register each Senator declares […]

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Sydney Morning Herald: Interests of MPs to go online – it’s about time–its-about-time/2008/12/19/1229189883754.html

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The Register of Members’ Interests is on our doorstep

A copy of the Register of Members’ Interests for the House of Representatives has quite literarily arrived on our doorstep! We can now begin the task of scanning and transcribing. Please contact us at if you want to help with the transcribing. If we get enough people this won’t be too big a task. […]

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Who’s blogging about OpenAustralia?

It’s only been live for a few weeks but already OpenAustralia has received great coverage and publicity from the online community. Here are some links to articles and blog posts about OpenAustralia: Kat and Matt are interviewed by Cameron Reilly on the TPN GDay World podcast – also Cameron blogged about OpenAustralia previously Blog post […]

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Richard Allan – The Power of Information

About a week ago, shortly after the public launch of OpenAustralia, we were contacted by Richard Allan, who has been involved with TheyWorkForYou over a number of years. He used to be a UK Member of Parliament with a strong interest in technology issues. While he was an MP, he even wrote the first version […]

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It’s been an exciting week

It’s now been just under a week since we launched OpenAustralia to the wide world. The response has been overwhelming considering just how little we did to let people know about it. You might have noticed that we’ve seemed a little quiet in the last week (i.e. no new blog posts until today) but that’s […]

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