With the change in Prime Minister to Malcolm Turnbull there was always likely to be a shift in the prominence of digital and IT within government. The new administrative arrangements released earlier this week demonstrated this clearly, with the Digital …

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(This article was first published on blog.RDataMining.com, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Topic: Text, Knowledge, and Information Extraction Speaker: Dr. Lizhen Qu, Researcher at NICTA Organizer: Canberra Data miners Meetup Group Date and time: 4:30-5:30pm, Tuesday 1 Sept Location: Teal …

Canberra Data Miners: Seminar on Text, Knowledge and Information Extraction, by Dr Lizhen Qu (NICTA), Canberra, 4:30-5:30pm, Tuesday 1 Sept Read more »

¬†Freedom of Information (FOI) has always been a tricky area for governments, a delicate balance between accountability and exposure, with successive parliaments around the world tweaking their national and state FOI laws in attempts to prevent disclosures damaging to various …

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PS News has a great report on the growth of data.gov.au – linking to a report on the Department of Finance’s blog¬†which indicates the site added 100 datasets in June.The site has also upgraded to provide more data visualisation capability …

Have you visited data.gov.au lately? We’re beginning to witness the ‘Open Data Multiplier’ Read more »

While I’ve been very tardy at posting this year, due to busyness, significant life and work changes and a general lassitude brought on from blogging for so many years, the Government 2.0 scene in Australia has continued to progress. While …

It’s not been quiet on Australia’s Government 2.0 front Read more »

Earlier this month the Department of Communication, in conjunction with New York University’s GovLab team, launched the Open Data 500 research project as the first comprehensive study of Australian companies and non-profit organisations that use open government data to generate …

Use open data in your business or not-for-profit? Contribute to Australia’s first formal Open Data study Read more »