"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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Digital Cadastre Database covering all land parcels in Australia with a CC license. Ideally with underlying attributes but would be happy with a 'lite' version showing property boundaries. This would support community mapping projects such as Openstreetmap.
Currently, people can only submit their eTax using Windows based machines. This idea is proposing that eTax be opened up, via API or other basis, so that eTax can be submitted regardless of the browser or device it is being submitted on.
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.
It would be great to access and Open dataset of the geolocation of all Companies and Businesses Registered in Australia.
Any sensitive private data could be stricken prior to publishing; and the dataset refreshed annually.
Home Solar installations and their historical output by postcode http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/REC-Registry/Data-reports
Australian Greenhouse Emissions Information System http://ageis.climatechange.gov.au/
National Pollutant Inventory (locations and chemical makeup of Australia's industrial pollution) http://www.npi.gov.au/npidata/action/load/browse-search
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 »
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 »
There is no health data available with any granularity below state or region level.
This means that key insights on health statistics, that can only be gained by geo-visualisation, are being lost - greatly limiting our understanding of localised health issues.
The ABC has made available aggregate Vote Compass data at a high level (Electorate or Demographic) http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-11/vote-compass-map-what-voters-in-every-electorate-think/5017434 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-11/vote-compass-full-data-explorer/5016244 This uses CSV format files http://www.abc.net.au/news/code/5009810/Ridings+Map+Data+%28CSV%29.js and http://www.abc.net.au/news/code/4996596/Issues+Final+Report+Data+%28CSV%29.js ...more »
Let's get a monthly dataset of the number of tax file declaration forms submitted by suburb of the employing business (to the ATO). This way we can track the location of new jobs in the economy by industry and better plan for our cities. At present the Department of Employment (DoE) estimates labour force growth but this is based on the employees home address not where they work. Alternatively, high-level estimates ...more »
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 »
Local population growth per city showing the change on resident numbers and employment opportunities.
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.
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 »
BudgetAus: Financial expenditure, budget transparency
Research available from CSIRO in relation to water usage - water for cities and towns; rural and regional water; water information systems
It would be fantastic if I could obtain a regular update of federal members of parliament and their current positions.
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) maintains a public database of the organisations we have registered as charities on this website.
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 »