Freedom of information (FoI) requests to the Federal government could soon be streamlined when Gov 2.0 lead agency, the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO), releases the final version of its data.australia.gov.au dataset repository in December.

However, one of the most significant changes to the data repository, which Alexander admitted had languished in the recent past, would be a public consultation feature allowing users and potential mashup developers to request specific datasets from AGIMO to source from the relevant agencies, at all levels of government.

“Not only can we go out and pursue agencies to say ‘get your data on here’, but we can do it in a targeted way,” he said.

– from ComputerWorld at http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/367142/final_govt_data_repository_facilitate_foi_changes/

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