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YOW! Data 2019 Talk
Transparent Government: The stories we can tell with data

This talk by Mel is about Nook’s open government advocacy and showcases local and global examples of how data can be used for transparency, accountability, and engagement.


Using data narratives and participation to open government.

Common Ground is the New South Wales Government’s first community focussed open government web service, designed to help people easily access information about current exploration and mining activities in their area.

Revolutionary for its time and recognised as international best practice, we are often asked how it came about. So, we decided to write an in-depth article of the Making of Common Ground.

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Igniting innovation in creative and cultural industries: How NSW can activate creative workers to help design the new generation of government services

This proposal was originally submitted to the NSW Government on 23 February 2016.