OpenAustralia news

May 2009

6 May 2009

Opening up the procedures of Parliament

So far we've shown you what they say (speeches) not what they do (procedures). Believe it or not proceedings of Parliament take place within a highly structured system. The speeches don't always give the full picture of what's going on. So, to help provide some more context, we've now added "procedural text".

Procedural text is a standardised description of what's going on. Examples include: someone putting forward a motion, reading a bill, a debate ending, or someone leaving the chamber.

We hadn't included it in the past because we simply hadn't supported the translation of the information from the official source.

Also, we have a further incentive. It's also preparation for some very exciting new developments which we hope to announce soon!

Posted at 18:15:00 by Kat | Link to this

12 May 2009

Our new home on Facebook

If you're a user of Facebook, come and visit our new home on Facebook and invite your friends along. Do your bit by letting even more people know about

Also, you can talk amongst your fellow OpenAustralia fans, leave comments, post links and all the usual stuff.

Posted at 16:30:00 by Matthew | Link to this