Stop measuring processes and start measuring outcomes

This article also appears on The Mandarin Governments keep hundreds, if not thousands, of metrics for success and failure. Everything from […]

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How information sharing between government agencies will help missing children

I was delighted to see yesterday’s joint announcement by Queensland’s Premier and the Minister for Child Safety. Amidst a number of important […]

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Data de-identification – is privacy achievable?

Did you hear about the dataset of Medicare claims that had to be removed from the Australian Government’s open data portal, after being […]

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Where’s my job going?

This article also appears on Startup Smart. The greatest challenge to Australia is not immigration, it’s automation. Like so many others […]

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Census in context: Do we actually need to worry about our privacy?

Tuesday 9 August is Census night. You may have heard some fuss around this, especially about the privacy implications of […]

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Australia’s digital identity dilemma

Australia is lagging behind in terms of centralised citizen digital identity. How much longer can the “100 points of ID” […]

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A Politician’s Guide to Innovation in Australia.

This article also appears on CIO Australia and Startup Smart. It is easy to be cynical about the word innovation. The concept has […]

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Should open data matter?

Does open data matter? Yes, it sure does. Open data is a way to harness the power of data and […]

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Innovation – The ‘wow’ factor

If there is one word that is bandied around more than any other at the moment, it has to be […]

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Privacy and open data: Democracy the common denominator

I attended an interesting business lunch last week on privacy, innovation and open data at the Sydney offices of legal […]

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The Open Data deal

Over the past few weeks I’ve spent a lot of time in airport lounges and hotel rooms, giving me the […]

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Open data is a genuine force for public good

This article http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/12/response-confuse-open-data-sharing-government in the UK’s Guardian newspaper hit an important issue for open data.  Jeni Tennison of the UK’s Open Data […]

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