Government Datasets or APIs

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Ausgrid- SOLAR HOME ELECTRICITY DATA

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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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Free up ASIC company register data

The basic ASIC register (ie the list or ACNs with names) is already available via data.gov.au. There is a richer data set that is still public data but it is only available for purchase from ASIC. This includes company structure, ownership, relationships to other entities, registration certificates, documents lodged with ASIC, and history of changes. It seems to be a false economy to charge for this data, effectively ...more »

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BoM Raw Data

We'd like to request that more BoM data be made available for free (at least for non profits). We'd like access to raw rainfields radar data (IDBRAACC) to compliment emergency data. However because we're a non-profit organisation with a very small budget we cannot afford BoM's subscription prices.

 

http://reg.bom.gov.au/other/charges.shtml

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AEC Periodic & Election Disclosures

http://periodicdisclosures.aec.gov.au/ http://electiondisclosures.aec.gov.au/ AEC maintains a database of political funding disclosures submitted by Donors, Parties, and Associated Entities. For Annual Returns, the database goes back to the 1998-99 reporting period. For Elections Returns, each federal election going back to 1996 is covered. The AEC site allows you to download data in csv/xls format, but only search ...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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Commonwealth Legislation API

It would be great if Australian legislation were available in a machine-readable format. There are many projects available for scraping and parsing what's out there in HTML and PDF format, but it is insufficient for a modern, vibrant, digital democracy. I propose an API that would provide access to Bills and Acts in a machine readable format such as XML, such that we could do things such as: * Compare different versions ...more »

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National Classification Database

The classification database at www.classification.gov.au is one dataset I've been trying to get my hands on in a sustainable way for quite some time. Since relaunching the website as an ASP.NET website, scraping the data has become a very difficult task, with every link being a submit button and requiring to POST a significant amount of data just to get access to a single record, it's a very time consuming task. Doing ...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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Oceans and coasts

Research available from CSIRO regarding oceans and coasts - marine resources and development; marine life; coasts; oceans and climate

http://www.csiro.au/en/Outcomes/Oceans.aspx

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Water

Research available from CSIRO in relation to water usage - water for cities and towns; rural and regional water; water information systems

http://www.csiro.au/en/Outcomes/Water.aspx

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Environmental research

Research undertaken by CSIRO in relation to biodiversity, bushfires, pollution, extreme events, landscape and sustainability

http://www.csiro.au/en/Outcomes/Environment.aspx

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