Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Opening Australian Government Online
Senator Kate Lundy has a new web site subtitled "Taking Australia forward with openness". The Senator has been a pioneer of Internet use in the Australian Parliament, but has a result has has an assortment of web sites using different technologies. Noted technology evangelist Pia Waugh has now helped the Senator to consolidate all the material into one place. I have suggested adding links to the archived copies of the old sites so they are available as a research resource. No doubt someone at ANU will do a PHD on the evolution of parliamentary web sites (there is a thesis on web censorship lobbying). The Senator is going to run a series of informal technological events starting with one on "The opportunities and issues around getting high bandwidth Internet in Australia", 7 May 2009, at the Australia National University.