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Free the G-NAF Address Dataset

"G-NAF is the authoritative index of geocoded Australian addresses. This award-winning dataset contains more than 13 million physical addresses that are sourced from the address custodians from each state and territory, the Australian Electoral Commission and Australia Post." http://www.psma.com.au/?product=g-naf Compiled and maintained using data from a wide range Government agencies, it's only available at a cost, ...more »

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Free Postcode and Postal Address Data

Australia Post has strict licensing on it's data products, including the Postal Address File (the authoritative list of postal addresses in Australia) and the official postcode/locality list. Recently they have tightened the licencing on their data which will no doubt lead to less individuals and businesses using it and hence more poor decisions about peoples locations and their addresses will be made. As Australia ...more »

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Australian Schools

It would be good to have an authoritive source for all schools in Australia. http://www.myschool.edu.au/ might be a good place to start. In particular, the contact details and location of schools would be great. I've lost count the number of projects I've been involved in where the list of schools have been created from user input or manually created. A unique code of a school would significantly improve ease of reporting. ...more »

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Shapefile for 'Aboriginal Australia Map'

WHY I AM SEEKING THE DATA Last year I did a big trip around Australia with my family and I became very aware of just how clueless most of us city folk are of the diversity and sheer quantity of distinct indigenous cultures that spread across this great land. Discovering the 'Aboriginal Australia map' was an awakening for me. http://abc.net.au/indigenous/map This year I’m participating in GovHack ( http://govhack.org ...more »

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NBN Datasets

NBN Co Limited produces a number datasets to Retail Service Providers which provide coverage information for the Government-owned enterprise. These datasets, listed below, were previously made available on the NBN Co public website - however, has since been removed for public access. * Footprint ** Historical Footprint List (HFL) ** Proposed Footprint List (PFL) * Geospatial data ** Network Rollout Boundaries * Rollout ...more »

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Parliamentarians Entitlements in machine readable form

Would be great to have access to Parliamentarians Entitlements in a machine readable format such as CSV. The Department of Finance publishes this data for the last few years here: http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/parliamentarians-reporting/ For 2011-14 an overview is available in a HTML table with the full details in PDF, 2008-10 only in PDF format, and no data before then. Also no data yet for 2015. openaus also ...more »

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data.gov.au Functionality

browse organisations by structural relationship

Organisations sometimes change name: It would be nice if I could trace "previously known as" and "subsequently known as" relatiohsnips between organisations. Taking this a step further, full Machinery of Government changes would also be good ("merged with", "split from" etc). The temporal scope of these MoG changes is also optentially interesting. When the organisation-graph changes, who has reasponsability for the ...more »

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Central Register of Programmes

The Commission of Audit recommended that the Dept of Finance develop and maintain a central register of all programme expenditure. In doing that Finance will need an authoritative listing of programmes, their structure etc. That central listing of programmes would be a great help to people outside govt who are trying to track spending by programme. So, could that listing be published on data.gov.au ? In the interim, ...more »

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