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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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Libraries Interact: OpenAustralia.org: Web 2.0 meets Hansard

http://librariesinteract.info/2008/06/16/openaustraliaorg-web-20-meets-hansard/  

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I’ve got it written down here on a piece of paper

As of June 3rd, some more information on the Register of Members’ Interests “… as far as volume is concerned there are 7 binders with A4 sheets in them the size of the register grows progressively during the life of a parliament as members must notify ‘alterations of their interests’ within 28 days of the […]

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Register of Members’ Interests update

We’ve been in email exchange with the Registrar of Members’ Interests, Bernard Wright. He’s been very helpful but the situation with the Register of Members’ Interests falls somewhat short of ideal. Not only, as mentioned before, is the register only kept in one office in Canberra, and not available online for everyone to see, it […]

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The Register of Members’ Interests is not available online

As you may know, the Register of Members’ Interests says who or what organisations are paying what to members of the House of Representatives. This is a really important document that explains who is financially influencing your Representatives. For this reason, we obviously want to include this information in OpenAustralia. This is what happened when […]

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