Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 04 Hansard (Wednesday, 6 April 2011) . . Page.. 1389 ..
That leave of absence be granted to Mr Smyth for today’s sitting for medical reasons.
Electronic government documents
MS LE COUTEUR (Molonglo) (10.47): I seek leave to amend my notice by adding, at paragraph (2)(d), the words “ACT government” after the word “all”.
MS LE COUTEUR: I therefore move:
That this Assembly:
(a) that government information is a public good and unless there is a compelling public interest otherwise, all information created by the ACT Government should be freely accessible;
(b) that the Commonwealth Government has made a declaration of open government;
(c) that, as a general rule, government information should follow the standards in Engage: Getting on with Government 2.0 adopted by the Commonwealth Government and be:
(ii) easily discoverable;
(iii) based on open standards and therefore machine-readable;
(iv) properly documented and therefore understandable; and
(v) licensed to permit free reuse and transformation by others;
(d) that these aims can be facilitated by information technology known as Web 2.0 and this combination is referred to as Government 2.0;
(e) that governance of the ACT will be improved through community collaboration made possible by Government 2.0; and
(f) that the ACT Government:
(i) copyrights all publications by default;
(ii) does not routinely store data in an open format, rather uses Microsoft Office and default stores as Microsoft proprietary formats; and
(iii) does not routinely release reports as soon as they are presented to it; and