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Government Datasets or APIs

Private health insurance policy holders by suburb or LGA

A dataset showing the number of people who have private health insurance by locality (suburb or LGA or SA2/3). This could be sourced from tax returns filed with the ATO or from the private health insurance regulator. Data relating to the number of PHI holders would ensure de-identification before release.
This information is held by the PHI industry body (Private Healthcare Australia) but it is only disclosed to health... more »
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Government Datasets or APIs

Measuring industry growth/stable/fall - Employees/ Sole Traders

Request to TAXSTATS 21 Apr 2016:

Please go ahead with Sole Trader/ Indiv return summary (not partnership, trusts)
- at four year intervals (latest, latest - 4, latest - 8, latest -12yrs)
- by postcode/SLA4
- Revenue, Profit/Loss for Sole Traders by Fine Industry by Year by Postcode/SLA4
- Salary/Wages for Employees by Occupation by Year by Postcode/SLA4.

Previous request was "I would be interested to see COMPANY ONLY... more »
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Government Datasets or APIs

Relax copyright restrictions of Training Packages

The VET Training Packages (available at training.gov.au) have copyright licence CC BY-ND for packages after 2011, meaning no derivative works are allowed. This precludes building innovative tools which disaggregate the data and allow more fluid analysis across units. These sort of tools would be valuable to assist teachers to develop training materials and holistic assessment instruments across multiple units, to understand... more »
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Government Datasets or APIs

Request for GeoTIFF charts held by Aust Hydrographic Service

Our Company (Logimap Pty Ltd), an innovative small business, is currently working on an innovative solution for imaging systems to integrate in the marine environment. We are progressing submissions to Capability and Technology Demonstrator Program for Dept. of Defence and hoping that "Government as an Exempler" as part of the National Innvoation & Science Agenda could provide this publicly available data (currently... more »
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Government Datasets or APIs

FairWork for all

The FairWork ombudsman has a web-app for calculating various pay rates and conditions (https://calculate.fairwork.gov.au/). If we could expose the tools as an API, it would allow app developers to provide additional or better tools to help workers and businesses. It would also potentially free up the ombudsman from providing their own tools.

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Government Datasets or APIs

Free Australian Vehicle Data held in NEVDIS. trending idea

What is NEVDIS?
The National Exchange of Vehicle and Driver Information System (NEVDIS) (http://www.austroads.com.au/drivers-vehicles/nevdis) is the database of Australian driver and vehicle information.

It includes the national Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) database and the national Written Off Vehicle Register (WOVR) database. State and territory road agencies are the source of NEVDIS data.

In short NEVDIS... more »
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Government Datasets or APIs

Free the AusENC Hydrographic Data

Hydrographic (nautical mapping) data is currently only provided by the Australian Navy under restrictive licensing conditions and heavy fees.


Freeing this data would foster innovation in Australian marine applications.


Licensing conditions:





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data.gov.au Functionality

Search data.gov.au by the boundary the data is aggregated to

Now that the PSMA Administrative boundaries are out as well as the ABS boundaries - it would be great if you could search data.gov.au by the boundary the data is aggregated to.


e.g. I want to search for locality level datasets; or I want to search for local government level datasets

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Government Datasets or APIs

National and International Visitor Survey Data

Tourism Research Australia (TRA) performs comprehensive surveys of domestic and international tourist, covering demographic information, travel preferences and several related topics of interest to the tourism industry. The results of each survey are released publicly, in pdf reports and excel spreadsheets, however these publications aggregate results and offer only limited in-depth analysis.

Is it possible for TRA to... more »
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data.gov.au Functionality

Water managment

As there is limited water resource of fresh water, we can save the water in many cases like of bathing by limiting the use of water in collages. A system should be made where each student is provided a certain amount of water for bathing. A account system can be made where when ever a student goes for bathing he enters his registration number and the water used by him should be calculated. By this way we can prevent excess... more »
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Government Datasets or APIs

Pecuniary Interests Register

With the pre election focus on negative gearing, I am getting questions from the public on properties owned by MP's. This information is in the Pecuniary Interests Register which is online in PDF form. These PDF's can't be used in a database so the insights this data could provide the public are lost.

Years ago Fairfax got a bunch of UTS journalism students to recreate the Federal Pecuniary Interests register as a dataset,... more »