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Library / Museum / Gallery online exhibitions

Searchable database of library / museum / art gallery online exhibitions. These are produced to accompany physical exhibitions and just as much research goes into the online exhibition as to the physical. These have great research value to a variety of people depending on the content - art historians, family historians, social reasearchers, students, etc. When the exhibition is over, the exhibition pages are often relegated... more »

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Australian School term dates iCalendar

A list of Aus School term dates is here: http://australia.gov.au/topics/australian-facts-and-figures/school-term-dates It would be great to have them in iCalendar format so you could download them all/selected states/territories depending on need. Differentation between teacher and student start/finish dates would be excellent. Differing start/finish dates would also be good - for example, Colleges in Tasmania have slightly... more »

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Vote Compass - Raw Data

The ABC has released several aggregate data sets from the Vote Compass survey run prior to the federal election. Is it also possible to get the (anonymous) raw data, that is the answers to all questions and demographics for each response. This would allow heat maps to be produced, i.e. of response positions on the graph, either overall (demographically weighted), or for specific demographics. It would also allow correlation... more »

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AEC - Raw voting data

The AEC has been reported as having a program, EasyCount, for calculating election results, into which the raw voting data is entered.

 

This raw data, as input, should be released, allowing analysis of preference trends, comparison of alternative counting methods, and verification of the AEC software.

 

Voting data is already anonymous, so there should be no privacy implications.

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ARR IFD Intensity Frequency Duration Grid

Recently the Australian Government funded the update of design rainfall intensities across Australia. However access to the data has been limited to a web site portal with the ability to download point data only. In order to undertaken more accurate flood modelling the grid of IFD over a catchment is required. There is no method to access the grid through the current approach. Why cant the entire grid data set not be... more »

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ACMA Radiocomms licence

The ACMA makes available a CD-ROM of licence approvals. The cost (around $120) seems more of a 'cost recovery' for handling requests rather than making a profit. http://www.acma.gov.au/Industry/Spectrum/Radiocomms-licensing/Register-of-radiocommunications-licences/licence-data-sales-apparatus-licences-acma A downloadable version, refreshed perhaps monthly or quarterly, would be useful and allow people to look at, for... more »

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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 »