LobbyClue was judged the Best in Show at the Australian Government 2.0 GovHack. It shows the relationships between lobbyists, companies and government portfolios as tag clouds and diagrams by analysis of contract data. The results are remarkable and may well scare some of the lobbyists.As an example, here is part of the tag cloud generated for lobbyists:
INTECH STRATEGIES PTY. LTD. J K ELIX & J A LAMBERT PTY LTD ENHANCE CORPORATE PTY. LTD. AUSTRALIAN PROJECT DEVELOPMENTS PTY LTD THREE PLUS PTY LTD INTERCAPITAL GROUP MACGREGOR PUBLIC RELATIONS PTY LIMITED KMK Consulting Pty Ltd BELMAN CONSULTING Pty Ltd MCCORMACK FAMILY TRUST SPECTRUM PLANNING SERVICES PTY LIMITED MANIDIS ROBERTS CONSULTANTS THE CLIFTON GROUP Bredhauer Consulting Services Pty Ltd NEATCORP PTY LIMITED DAN CASS MARKSTONE GROUP PTY LTD MICHAEL HITCHENS CONSULTING ...Clicking on a lobbyist displays a diagram showing all the companies the lobbyist works for. One problem is that the diagrams use Flash, which is a bit slow on my netbook. A HTML5 version suitable for iPhones and Blackberries could prove very popular in Parliament House. A simple indented list of text should do in place of the fancy graphics. This could also be made compatible with web accessibility guidelines.