Tag Archives: Information

One Small Step for WA…

Following on from my previous post July 1 saw several significant things occur here in WA: WA released their  data.wa.gov.au site… (although currently the only data on it is the freshly pressed Open Data Policy). As mentioned above the Open … Continue reading

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Data, Data, Wherefore art thou Data?

I had drafted up this post some 6 months back about Open Data and access to government data as a follow-up to my post almost 5 years ago highlighting the fact that there had been no progress in this space – but … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Cities…

London, New York, Perth? I cannot recall if I mentioned Urban Observatory when it was released in July – a collaboration between the founder of TED – Richard Saul Wurman, Radical Media, and Esri.  It is a brilliant interface to … Continue reading

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Science takes to the big stage

Leading up to the state election there was the potential that the Science portfolio would be taken over by the Premier.  With the recent announcement of the new WA State Cabinet this was confirmed.  This raises the great interest for … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Population Today

You may have noticed that I have not contributed as much in the form of posts in the recent months.  Part of that is that we (my wife and I) were preparing for our own increase in population – our addition … Continue reading

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Back into the thick of ‘IT’

I managed to have almost two weeks off from work for a well deserved break – but now I am back in the thick of it all.  It takes a bit of time to ‘wind up’ again – i.e. trawling … Continue reading

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Information – A key enabler to decision making

I’ve had a few thoughts bubbling away in the past month or so all related to information – and last week through a number of meetings and discussions they have come to the surface again… Access to information is a … Continue reading

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A Trilogy in 4 Parts

You’ve got to like the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – I’ve always been a fan and really enjoyed the TV version that aired back in the 80’s.   If we take the desire of most of us to do some … Continue reading

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Government 2.0 Conference – Where is WA?

Today is the start of this year’s Gov 2.0 conference in Canberra.  It’s great to see that this sort of event and forum is available for people to share information on how they are adopting / benefiting / using Gov … Continue reading

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Gov 2.0 – a Strong Link in the State Building Chain

As I have stated before there is a lot of value that Gov 2.0 can bring to both government and the public (as well as business) however WA has a long way to go.  That said there are some small … Continue reading

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