There are a number of projects around the world aimed at opening up the legislative process through creative re-use of the records produced by parliaments, congresses etc. It is worth looking at some of these power of information exemplars.
UK – TheyWorkForYou.com
US – OpenCongress.org
EU – IPPR-MEP.eu (How MEPs Work)
Australia – OpenAustralia.org
There are some interesting lessons to take away from the approaches taken by each project to sourcing, mixing and presenting data.
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There is also an example in New Zealand:
And, possibly obliquely, http://hansard.millbanksystems.com
I would like to add the Netherlands to the list:
It starts with four local governments, but plans to go nationwide.
Nationaly, there are two non-governmental sites:
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