Category Archives: ElectionLeaflets.org.au

Scrutinising the audience experience of Election Leaflets

I relish elections. The political commentary, the placards, the barbeques and the jam stalls on the day. And I love election leaflets. Surprisingly still relevant artefacts of the democratic process that have maintained a unique style of kitsch for as long as I can remember. And so I got involved in OpenAustralia Foundations’ Election Leaflets, […]

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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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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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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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Western Australians – Make a difference before you vote

Screenshot of SMH article on ElectionLeaflets.org.au

In less than 3 months, over 1.3 million Western Australians will head to the polls to decide their state government for the next 4 years. Voters will soon be bombarded by advertising on TV, radio, billboards and online – that is if it hasn’t already started. But what about those largely hidden weapons in the […]

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And we’re back

It’s been a quiet kind of year for the OpenAustralia Foundation. While we’ve seen maintenance work continue quietly in the background, upgraded OpenAustralia.org to catch up with changes at the official Federal parliamentary website aph.gov.au, ran Election Leaflets for the 2012 Queensland State Election, made Github our primary code host so we can accept more […]

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OpenAustralia Hackfest – “What are you up to next weekend?” edition

Come and join Henare, Tim and Matthew in their basement, er.. we mean Google Sydney, for an awesome weekend of hacking. It’s all a bit last minute. What’s the worst that happens? Nobody turns up and the three of us spend the weekend hacking. That’s okay too. However, it would be much more fun if […]

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Archive of 2010 Australian Federal Election leaflets available

You may recall that when we ran Election Leaflets for the 2011 NSW State Election, we stopped displaying leaflets from the 2010 Federal Election when you browsed the site. This was simply because we didn’t have the time or resources to build the site in such a way that you could see these leaflets. We’ve […]

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People of NSW – start your scanners!

…or mobile phone cameras. We have just over seven weeks until the NSW State Election and it’s going to be bitter. Leaflets are already in the news and people have been calling on us to run Election Leaflets during this election. Luckily Tim ‘mithro’ Ansell and I recently attended linux.conf.au in Brisbane and as we […]

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Clock has run out on Victorian election monitoring

On Saturday the 27th of November 2010 Victorians are going to the polls with the very big job of electing their next state government. That is a little over a month away. Two weeks ago, a few of us who had worked on ElectionLeaflets.org.au during the Federal election got together to talk about what we […]

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