Page 1389 - Week 04 - Wednesday, 6 April 2011

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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”.

Leave granted.

MS LE COUTEUR: I therefore move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(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:

(i) free;

(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

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