Yearly Archives: 2013

Easier collaboration for OpenAustralia Foundation projects

It should be simple for anyone to get involved in helping create an OpenAustralia Foundation project. After all, that’s what our projects seek to do to our democracy – make it really easy to get involved. Today we’ve made a solid step in that direction. We’ve moved our entire issue tracking system to GitHub Issues. […]

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An experiment in visualising preferences

A little over a week ago the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) published the preference tickets for the Federal election. Every party has to lodge with the AEC how they would like their votes to be distributed for people that vote above the line in the Senate. Of course, this is of fascination to political insiders, […]

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This Is Not An Election Leaflet – 2013 Federal Election Edition

This year, like we did during the 2010 Federal Election, we have made an election leaflet which is not an election leaflet. We’ll be sending these out to let people know about ElectionLeaflets.org.au and encourage them to upload the election leaflets they receive in the mail to the site. Every election leaflet uploaded helps make […]

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Did I really vote for that?

At the OpenAustralia Foundation we’ve been working hard to throw some light on the day to day reality of our democracy and help make connecting with our communities; our neighbours, politicians & people who work behind the scenes in the public service just a bit easier. More than 800,000 Australians have used OpenAustralia.org to follow […]

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Not very secret meeting about parliamentary openness in London

Not secret at all… Just a really quick one to let you all know. I’ve been invited to attend, representing the OpenAustralia Foundation, a study group meeting of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and Commonwealth representatives of the OpeningParliament.org community. This will be taking place next week in London, UK. The aim of the study group […]

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Candidates Can’t Hide – Now Anyone Can Monitor the Federal Election

Today we’re proud to announce the launch of the OpenAustralia Foundation’s live election monitoring tool – Election Leaflets – for the forthcoming 2013 federal election. As we all know, the Prime Minister has announced that the next election will be held on the 14th of September. We’re already neck deep in an unprecedentedly long election […]

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What’s the latest with RightToKnow?

Right To Know was launched at the end of last year and through the quietest part of the year when people are enjoying the fine weather and some well-earned free time people have already put in over fifty freedom of information requests. That’s pretty amazing. Requests have been diverse, including for information about thing like: […]

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