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Civic Tech Monthly, November 2015

Welcome to the tenth edition of Civic Tech Monthly. Below you’ll find news and notes about civic tech from Australia and around the world. This will likely be our last newsletter of 2015. Thanks to everyone who has submitted items throughout the year and thank you for reading. In this edition we’ve got a few […]

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Civic Tech Monthly, October 2015

Welcome to the ninth edition of Civic Tech Monthly. Below you’ll find news and notes about civic tech from Australia and around the world. It seems like October has been a busy month for everyone. All around the world people are flat-out launching new projects, presenting at conferences, and sharing plans and ideas. This edition […]

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Civic Tech Monthly, August 2015

Welcome to the seventh edition of Civic Tech Monthly. Below you’ll find news and notes about civic tech from Australia and around the world. It seems like August has been a busy month for civic hackers everywhere because this month we’ve got a bunch of new projects from around the world for you. As always […]

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Civic Tech Monthly, July 2015

Welcome to the sixth edition of Civic Tech Monthly. Below you’ll find news and notes about civic tech from Australia and around the world. It’s been very cold here in Sydney. People were even snowboarding down the main street of Katoomba, where our co-founders live. Maybe that means people have been hibernating because this month […]

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Helping people open governments around the world – AlaveteliCon 2015

A fortnight ago I had the privilege of attending AlaveteliCon 2015 in Madrid. It’s the conference about online Freedom of Information (FOI) technologies named after Alaveteli, the open source software that runs Right To Know. Looking back it was a huge two days packed with sessions on every important aspect of running FOI request sites. […]

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Civic Tech Monthly, April 2015

Welcome to the third edition of Civic Tech Monthly. Below you’ll find news and notes about civic tech from Australia and around the world. Now that we’re three ports into this voyage we’d love to know what you think. If you’ve got ideas or feedback please leave a comment. You can also contribute and comment […]

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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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Federal Senate congratulates the OpenAustralia Foundation for its ‘Right to Know’ initiative

Earlier today a motion was presented to the Senate which notes the creation of the Freedom of Information request site Right To Know we launched yesterday and which urges the government to, “use the site, provide feedback, and support the Foundation in its aim of encouraging effective citizen access to government information.” We are very […]

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Embed a PlanningAlerts Google Map in your blog

Inspired by Matthew Somerville’s post over at the mySociety blog about Embedding a FixMyStreet Google map in a blog, here’s how to embed a PlanningAlerts Google Map in your blog, like this one for Newtown, NSW: View Larger Map From the instructions on the API page, we can work out how to get an RSS […]

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