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The uneasy relationship between Freedom of Information and open data

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

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

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It’s not been quiet on Australia’s Government 2.0 front

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

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

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

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