OpenAustralia.org





OpenAustralia.org is a website that enables people to keep track of what politicians are doing and saying on our behalf in Parliament. We believe that politicians work for us and that to ensure that we have a healthy democracy we, the public, need to be able to access and search the official Parliamentary records (Hansard) freely and easily.

OpenAustralia.org breathes life into the dry text of Hansard, we have made it easily searchable, browseable and accessible as never before.

We were also the first organisation to publish the Federal Register of Interests online. We provide public access to these records which list politicians’ bank accounts, gifts they are given, their share holdings etc. anything, in fact, that which has the potential to prejudice their decisions in Parliament.

We’re proud that we’ve affected the functioning of Parliament for good. As a direct result of our actions Parliament now publishes the Register of Interests on its own website. This is fantastic news.

We’re confident that this would not have happened so quickly had we not done it first.

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