Friday February 24, 2012

What all these things do

We had a great workshop in the library last night with Ed Mitchell. Thank you for coming along and bringing your questions.

Ed has kindly forwarded some links relevant to our discussion:

Remember that if you have questions about specific web tools or strategies, get in touch and we ‘ll look at some practical hands-on sessions.

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Tuesday August 19, 2008

They work for you

For all its faults and foibles, our democracy is a profound gift from previous generations. Yet most people don’t know the name of their representative, let alone what they do or say in their name.

We aim to help bridge this growing democratic disconnect, in the belief that there is little wrong with Parliament that a healthy mixture of transparency and public engagement won’t fix.

Have you visited They take the Hansard, the official Parliamentary record, and make it more accessible and easier to use for all Australians.

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Friday October 26, 2007

Visualising development

Governments and international agencies hold a lot of data – like population, life expectancy, income. But getting to it is hard work, and interpreting it can be even harder.

Gapminder gives you tools to explore the changing world from your own computer. Moving graphics show developments across selected countries by the indicators you choose.

Gapminder wants to make data more accessible and easier to use for instant visual analysis… The idea is that all people, independently of their political agenda, should get free access to already existing statistics about global development to easily improve their understanding about the complex society.

Hans Rosling, one of the founders of Gapminder, gives a practical demonstration in this lecture:

Visit to run your own analyses.

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Friday October 6, 2006

Putting Skirts on the Sacred Benches: Women Candidates for the New South Wales Parliament

More than 700 women some successful and most not have stood for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly since 1918 when they were permitted to do so. This site recognises their contributions and achievements.

Click here to view Putting Skirts on the Sacred Benches.

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