“If ‘knowledge’ is power, ‘open knowledge’ is empowerment…” (Dr. Rufus Pollock, Founder of the Open Knowledge Foundation).

‘Open Knowledge Australia’ is a community volunteer driven initiative which every concerned citizen should support regardless of political affiliation.

“Open Knowledge Australia is like an upside-down umbrella, supporting and empowering the myriad of communities across Australia who believe in open knowledge (Pia Waugh, Founder of GovHack).

Open Knowledge Australia is part of the global Open Knowledge network, established in the UK by Dr. Rufus Pollock.

What is Open Knowledge Australia?  We bring together people who believe the world is a better place when we share our data, information and knowledge in the open, making us all wiser in our everyday interaction as open communities.

“The Open Knowledge Foundation is dedicated to promoting the creation, sharing and application of Open Knowledge in the Digital Age”. (The Board of Open Knowledge).

So what are you waiting for?  See how you can get involved today!  Tweet us @OKFNau!  Tell us what you want to do and how you want to change the world with Open Knowledge!

From our Blog

Australia’s Open Data Census goes Beta

Australia’s Regional Open Data Census was launched as a beta web-site on International Open Data Day (21 Feb 2015). The census is a crowd-sourced measure of the openness of key data published by Australia’s states and territories. Openness is based on the answers provided to nine questions. Anyone can submit an assessment and an editorial […]

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Australian Activities on International Open Data Day, 21 February

International Open Data day falls on 21 February and there will be a range of practical ways people can help out within an Australian context. Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and […]

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HealthHack 2014: the story of a bar chart

Everybody knows that the start of the pipeline in life sciences is full of women. Everybody knows the people who get grants are senior male researchers. It’s a lot easier to explain with pictures.

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August Board Meeting for Open Knowledge Australia

Notes from board meeting: Intro discussion topic:<– Nick, Fiona, Flanders and questions from the board via Etherpad ODI Discussion: “activists vs economists”? Economic value of Open Data report? http://www.omidyar.com/insights/open-business Economists: efficiency gains, civil info, etc. Activists: petition signing, transparency of wealthy coporations, etc. 6:03pm start welcome to August meeting 5 items of agenda – timed […]

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