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 »
Opening up the raw performance metrics of all schools in the MySchool database would allow for some citizen journalism and investigation into the performance of all schools and check it against the distribution of funding.
A release of the NAPLAN Scores with all student information anonymised would enable transparency of how students and schools are tracking, patterns in the distribution of high and low achieving schools, distribution within schools; and can be used as a benchmark to assess decisions made on education funding as well as for correlations with other open datasets.
CSV data from http://www.mychild.gov.au/ containing location (geocoded if possible) and service type. Similar to the City of Ballarat data set (http://data.gov.au/dataset/ballarat-childcare-centres/resource/57b5b44c-a477-41c2-b3ba-dfb7f7047848)