Scott Morrison’s UK visit may deliver some new ideas on data for Australia.
Australia could follow the UK's lead in fostering progress in the financial technology sector.
ASIC charges businesses and individuals around A$50 million each year for company searches.
Keeping public information about companies locked up behind paywalls and maintained by private interests is not in the public interest.
Imagine where working together on open data can get us?
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This method of crowdsourcing science legwork is ready to expand into other disciplines – and maybe the amateurs themselves can start calling some of the shots.
Each tweet that relays an emotion, opinion or idea joins millions of others.
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On Twitter's 10th birthday, we look at how researchers have used the platform for a range of studies, from predicting the next flu outbreak to identifying the happiest city in America.
Rather than create regulatory frameworks that allow innovations to thrive, governments have created hurdles to transformative applications like Uber or Airbnb.
Governments too often hinder change, when instead they should aim to foster an organic innovation ecosystem. This is more about bottom-up innovation than top-down schemas.
Brisbane aspires to be a truly smart and connected city.
Australia's Smart Cities Plan largely conveys a limited role for people: they live, work and consume. This neglects the rich body of work calling for better human engagement in smart cities.
The Australian Taxation Office has already started down the path of publishing information on tax paid by Australian companies.
Open government and public data could contribute up to A$16 billion per annum to the Australian economy.
Most South Africans need serious financial support to make it through university.
Student funding processes must be opened up to public scrutiny and participation if they're to succeed.
Supporters of net neutrality say it’s essential to keeping the Internet free and open.
Internet providers increasingly allow services to subsidize the cost of delivering their content to users. That may seem like a win for consumers, but game theory suggests otherwise.
A 360 of a hackathon in full flight.
Hackathons are all the rage, but if the participants follow through on the results, they can be a powerful instrument for generating innovation.
Big data, what can it do for us - and when?
We need the skills to put big data to use before others leave us behind.
Don’t lock it away, do something useful with it.
In areas as diverse as transport, health or commerce, the answer to many problems starts with open data.
The wisdom of crowds? An anti-corruption rally in India.
Could the key to countering a culture of bribery and greed be in the hands of the people?
Governments produce enormous amounts of data. The open data movement wants to make that available to all citizens.
The open data movement is gaining momentum but we need to reflect on our priorities and values in order to make further progress.
More data - that’s the ticket.
The UK government has been ranked first in the world for its transparency and the ease of accessing government information by the World Wide Web Foundation’s OpenData barometer. The report echoes the Open…
The failure to publish collected data is hindering understanding of the effectiveness and failures of government programs.
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The McClure Review of Welfare, much like the Commission of Audit report, is unlikely to win the Abbott government many new fans in the social services sector. However, for those involved in social policy…
Machines lack the human touch needed in healthcare.
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Talking up the power of big data is a real trend at the moment and Google founder Larry Page took it to new levels this week by proclaiming that 100,000 lives could be saved next year alone if we did more…
New research has placed the total potential value of open data to Australia at A$64 billion per annum.
A new report shines a light on the value of open data to G20 economies. The report, led by Gov 2.0 champion Nicholas Gruen of Lateral Economics and commissioned by the Omidyar Network, is the first serious…
Open government – or a closed book?
Under Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s watch, the way we engage with government agencies is set to go digital by default. Speaking via prerecorded video at the GovInnovate conference in Canberra…
Haiti is now one of the most mapped developing countries.
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In the developed world where many people happily post their current locations on Facebook and can look up the exact locations of buildings online, it is often overlooked how poor locational information…