Comments on: Official Issues Paper Released http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/07/23/official-issues-paper-released/ Design by Ben Crothers of Catch Media Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:51:50 +1000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.6 hourly 1 By: Nicholas G http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/07/23/official-issues-paper-released/comment-page-1/#comment-4054 Nicholas G Thu, 12 Nov 2009 01:35:46 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?p=439#comment-4054 Hi Lloyd - you may wish to check out the pandora.nla.gov.au site. Don't forget, record-keeping a project has different legal requirements than archiving a website for cultural reference. Therefore, National Archives for record keeping practices and the National Library (along with Film and Sound) for viewing archived material. You will find almost everything you need - including Minister's websites and media releases (in text, audio and visual formats) at these locations. Archive.org is also very good for consuming Australian based sites. Hi Lloyd – you may wish to check out the pandora.nla.gov.au site. Don’t forget, record-keeping a project has different legal requirements than archiving a website for cultural reference. Therefore, National Archives for record keeping practices and the National Library (along with Film and Sound) for viewing archived material. You will find almost everything you need – including Minister’s websites and media releases (in text, audio and visual formats) at these locations. Archive.org is also very good for consuming Australian based sites.

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By: Denis Hawkins http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/07/23/official-issues-paper-released/comment-page-1/#comment-1198 Denis Hawkins Sun, 06 Sep 2009 06:29:16 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?p=439#comment-1198 Agree and well said. Agree and well said.

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By: ANON http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/07/23/official-issues-paper-released/comment-page-1/#comment-910 ANON Mon, 24 Aug 2009 06:49:45 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?p=439#comment-910 Dear Gov 2.0 FYI Can I link my website to the AusIndustry website? Yes. AusIndustry receives many requests and welcomes links to the AusIndustry website, provided that the link complies with this policy. In particular, you should note the following conditions: •All links should be to the AusIndustry homepage via www.ausindustry.gov.au. The AusIndustry logo is trademarked. Written permission must be obtained to reproduce AusIndustry logos and images in every instance, and will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. •No endorsement of your site by AusIndustry is to be implied, and this must be expressly stated (see below). •AusIndustry content must not be framed within your site. •Your use of any material from the AusIndustry website will be subject to the restrictions and disclaimers appearing on the AusIndustry website. AusIndustry description A description of AusIndustry should be included, either immediately under or immediately next to the link. Please use the following set of words when providing a description of AusIndustry with your link: AusIndustry is the Australian Government's business unit within the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. AusIndustry provides a range of incentives for Australian businesses to invest, innovate and be internationally competitive. AusIndustry products cover a range of industry sectors and business needs. They are delivered in the form of grants, loans, tax and duty concessions and access to venture capital. This link does not mean that AusIndustry endorses this site or its content. How do I get permission to use AusIndustry’s logo? The AusIndustry logo is trademarked. Permission to use the AusIndustry logo will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. To request permission to use the AusIndustry logo, please contact us at: ccm@innovation.gov.au. Linking from AusIndustry’s site AusIndustry’s website contains a useful links page which has links to a range of stakeholder websites. These include Federal and State government agencies, industry associations, and stakeholder groups. Generally, commercial organisations are not eligible to be linked from the AusIndustry website. If you would like your website linked to AusIndustry please contact us at: ccm@innovation.gov.au. Restrictions on Use and other important information In addition to this linking policy, the AusIndustry website contains information on restrictions that apply to use of material on the AusIndustry website. This information includes, amongst other things, restrictions in relation to Privacy, Copyright and, to the extent permitted by law, a disclaimer by the Commonwealth of any liability to any person arising from use of the AusIndustry website. These restrictions and disclaimer will apply to your use of any material from the AusIndustry website. Accordingly, you should familiarise yourself with these terms before seeking to link to the AusIndustry website. To view these policies and disclaimer please refer to the AusIndustry home page. Reservations AusIndustry reserves the right to change these terms at any time and solely at its discretion. AusIndustry reserves the right, solely at its discretion, to request removal of your link at any time. It also reserves the right to review your link. More information If you have any questions or comments about creating a link to our site, please contact us: Customer Channel Management AusIndustry GPO Box 9839 Canberra ACT 2601 Email: ccm@innovation.gov.au. Regards ANON Dear Gov 2.0

FYI

Can I link my website to the AusIndustry website?

Yes. AusIndustry receives many requests and welcomes links to the AusIndustry website, provided that the link complies with this policy. In particular, you should note the following conditions:

•All links should be to the AusIndustry homepage via http://www.ausindustry.gov.au. The AusIndustry logo is trademarked. Written permission must be obtained to reproduce AusIndustry logos and images in every instance, and will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.
•No endorsement of your site by AusIndustry is to be implied, and this must be expressly stated (see below).
•AusIndustry content must not be framed within your site.
•Your use of any material from the AusIndustry website will be subject to the restrictions and disclaimers appearing on the AusIndustry website.
AusIndustry description

A description of AusIndustry should be included, either immediately under or immediately next to the link. Please use the following set of words when providing a description of AusIndustry with your link:

AusIndustry is the Australian Government’s business unit within the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. AusIndustry provides a range of incentives for Australian businesses to invest, innovate and be internationally competitive. AusIndustry products cover a range of industry sectors and business needs. They are delivered in the form of grants, loans, tax and duty concessions and access to venture capital. This link does not mean that AusIndustry endorses this site or its content.

How do I get permission to use AusIndustry’s logo?

The AusIndustry logo is trademarked. Permission to use the AusIndustry logo will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. To request permission to use the AusIndustry logo, please contact us at: ccm@innovation.gov.au.

Linking from AusIndustry’s site

AusIndustry’s website contains a useful links page which has links to a range of stakeholder websites. These include Federal and State government agencies, industry associations, and stakeholder groups. Generally, commercial organisations are not eligible to be linked from the AusIndustry website.

If you would like your website linked to AusIndustry please contact us at: ccm@innovation.gov.au.

Restrictions on Use and other important information

In addition to this linking policy, the AusIndustry website contains information on restrictions that apply to use of material on the AusIndustry website. This information includes, amongst other things, restrictions in relation to Privacy, Copyright and, to the extent permitted by law, a disclaimer by the Commonwealth of any liability to any person arising from use of the AusIndustry website.

These restrictions and disclaimer will apply to your use of any material from the AusIndustry website. Accordingly, you should familiarise yourself with these terms before seeking to link to the AusIndustry website. To view these policies and disclaimer please refer to the AusIndustry home page.

Reservations

AusIndustry reserves the right to change these terms at any time and solely at its discretion. AusIndustry reserves the right, solely at its discretion, to request removal of your link at any time. It also reserves the right to review your link.

More information

If you have any questions or comments about creating a link to our site, please contact us:

Customer Channel Management
AusIndustry
GPO Box 9839
Canberra ACT 2601

Email: ccm@innovation.gov.au.

Regards

ANON

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By: Ariel Marguin http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/07/23/official-issues-paper-released/comment-page-1/#comment-909 Ariel Marguin Mon, 24 Aug 2009 06:45:35 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?p=439#comment-909 I've only just realised that this convo and project exists which doesn't make me a very informed cit but ...where to begin? All aspects of "information" interest me a lot. By the way the website I've given is for a community group and doesn't say much about the generality of information. As you see our group has tried to spread the word about various issues in which government is or should be is involved such as housing, Centrelink, domestic violence, community cohesion and celebration, Meet the Candidates etc etc. As Information Officer and related roles in the Department of Immigration (under various incarnations), I had quite a bit of experience in trying to get the word out and about. Martin Stewart-Weeks comments strike many chords with me! Unfortunately I haven’t time to outline all the ideas that have come up over the years but if I was able to be included somewhere in this project I might be able to make a useful contribution. Sorry if I haven't blogged in the right space but I find this website and what we're supposed to do a bit confusing. Good plan though! I’ve only just realised that this convo and project exists which doesn’t make me a very informed cit but …where to begin? All aspects of “information” interest me a lot. By the way the website I’ve given is for a community group and doesn’t say much about the generality of information. As you see our group has tried to spread the word about various issues in which government is or should be is involved such as housing, Centrelink, domestic violence, community cohesion and celebration, Meet the Candidates etc etc.
As Information Officer and related roles in the Department of Immigration (under various incarnations), I had quite a bit of experience in trying to get the word out and about. Martin Stewart-Weeks comments strike many chords with me!
Unfortunately I haven’t time to outline all the ideas that have come up over the years but if I was able to be included somewhere in this project I might be able to make a useful contribution. Sorry if I haven’t blogged in the right space but I find this website and what we’re supposed to do a bit confusing.
Good plan though!

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By: ANON http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/07/23/official-issues-paper-released/comment-page-1/#comment-908 ANON Mon, 24 Aug 2009 06:26:46 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?p=439#comment-908 Dear Gov 2.0 FYI This work is copyright. You may download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation. All other rights are reserved. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed to: Commonwealth Copyright Administration Attorney-General's Department 3-5 National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 Fax: (02) 6241 3488 Tel: (02) 6141 3300 or submitted via the copyright request form on the website http://www.ag.gov.au/cca Regards ANON Dear Gov 2.0

FYI

This work is copyright. You may download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation. All other rights are reserved.

Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed to:

Commonwealth Copyright Administration
Attorney-General’s Department
3-5 National Circuit
Barton ACT 2600
Fax: (02) 6241 3488
Tel: (02) 6141 3300

or submitted via the copyright request form on the website http://www.ag.gov.au/cca

Regards

ANON

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By: ANON http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/07/23/official-issues-paper-released/comment-page-1/#comment-906 ANON Mon, 24 Aug 2009 06:04:14 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?p=439#comment-906 Dear Gov 2.0 I have noted that there are different copyright requirements across almost all Government Departments. This can make it very confusing. The requirement to obtain permission and to utilise "shortened" url's does not appear to have been considered. It is difficult to utilise Government information "lawfully" without consistency across all of Government. Other Matters: What are the copyright requirements at the State and Local government levels? How does the Copyright Act 1968 apply to new technology such as "twitter" ? How will the Copyright Act 1968 be applied in the future to Government data? Can I use data for "mash-ups" without seeking permission? Why does permission from Government Departments take so long for approval? If I use material for promotional purposes what fees are appropriate? What if the information does not deliver a commercial rate of return? How will inappropriate material be "taken down" when the servers are not within the Australian jurisdiction? Thank you for your consideration of these matters. Regards ANON Dear Gov 2.0

I have noted that there are different copyright requirements across almost all Government Departments. This can make it very confusing. The requirement to obtain permission and to utilise “shortened” url’s does not appear to have been considered.

It is difficult to utilise Government information “lawfully” without consistency across all of Government.

Other Matters:

What are the copyright requirements at the State and Local government levels?

How does the Copyright Act 1968 apply to new technology such as “twitter” ?

How will the Copyright Act 1968 be applied in the future to Government data?

Can I use data for “mash-ups” without seeking permission?

Why does permission from Government Departments take so long for approval?

If I use material for promotional purposes what fees are appropriate? What if the information does not deliver a commercial rate of return?

How will inappropriate material be “taken down” when the servers are not within the Australian jurisdiction?

Thank you for your consideration of these matters.

Regards

ANON

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By: Zel Iscel http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/07/23/official-issues-paper-released/comment-page-1/#comment-819 Zel Iscel Thu, 20 Aug 2009 09:34:00 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?p=439#comment-819 Hi There, It's great that this issue is open for public comment. My one bugbear is accessibility. Whatever information is provided by the government, whether there is a charge or not, the information MUST be available in accessible formats. Accessible formats could be HTML, accessible PDF, RTF etc - as long as it is accessible. A word of advice, information such as consultation papers should be made available in WOrd as it is much easier to read and navigate through - better even than html. As a blind computer user, I cannot express enough the frustration I and others experience when we can't access the info we need for our studies, employment or leisure. SO if I'm getting annoying because I'm harping on and on about accessibility, you should be greatful that at least you're not having any problem accessing it. And I may be pushing it but it is also important to have information accessible in different languages where possible. This may sometimes be achieved by liaising with other countries and linking to their websites, as does the Bureau of Meteorology. Please feel free to contact me via email if you wish to discuss this further. Regards Zel I cann Hi There,

It’s great that this issue is open for public comment.

My one bugbear is accessibility. Whatever information is provided by the government, whether there is a charge or not, the information MUST be available in accessible formats. Accessible formats could be HTML, accessible PDF, RTF etc – as long as it is accessible. A word of advice, information such as consultation papers should be made available in WOrd as it is much easier to read and navigate through – better even than html.
As a blind computer user, I cannot express enough the frustration I and others experience when we can’t access the info we need for our studies, employment or leisure. SO if I’m getting annoying because I’m harping on and on about accessibility, you should be greatful that at least you’re not having any problem accessing it.

And I may be pushing it but it is also important to have information accessible in different languages where possible. This may sometimes be achieved by liaising with other countries and linking to their websites, as does the Bureau of Meteorology.

Please feel free to contact me via email if you wish to discuss this further.

Regards
Zel

I cann

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By: John Haining http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/07/23/official-issues-paper-released/comment-page-1/#comment-665 John Haining Fri, 14 Aug 2009 07:19:55 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?p=439#comment-665 Adding to the conversation here, it would be helpful if visitors could <strong>Vote up or down</strong> or <strong>Like </strong>particular submissions. Experience with previous government submission processes suggests that each submission may present the thought of other people (if perhaps not expressed the same way). Allowing an expression of support would alleviate the need for individuals or corporations repeating the same themes/messages or even having to prepare a detailed submission on their own account. Although there is merit to requiring a submission, having registered/verified users vote on or like individual themes might help you reach a broader audience. Adding to the conversation here, it would be helpful if visitors could Vote up or down or Like particular submissions.

Experience with previous government submission processes suggests that each submission may present the thought of other people (if perhaps not expressed the same way). Allowing an expression of support would alleviate the need for individuals or corporations repeating the same themes/messages or even having to prepare a detailed submission on their own account.

Although there is merit to requiring a submission, having registered/verified users vote on or like individual themes might help you reach a broader audience.

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By: James Dellow http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/07/23/official-issues-paper-released/comment-page-1/#comment-663 James Dellow Fri, 14 Aug 2009 06:31:43 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?p=439#comment-663 Thank you - that's great! Thank you – that’s great!

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By: Stephen Collins http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/07/23/official-issues-paper-released/comment-page-1/#comment-657 Stephen Collins Fri, 14 Aug 2009 04:17:43 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?p=439#comment-657 Nice one. Well done in taking the kind of action we both encourage, and that exhibits that the "try things" and "just do it" elements of Government 2.0 are being considered and acted on. Nice one. Well done in taking the kind of action we both encourage, and that exhibits that the “try things” and “just do it” elements of Government 2.0 are being considered and acted on.

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