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 »
I am collecting and analysing the existing information that is publicly available for political party donations. At the moment I have written a script that automatically parses and navigates the AEC website. It would be awesome if this data could be available on data.gov.au! Everytime the AEC tweak their website I need to change my script.
The ATO collects ANZSIC and SIC codes and make the data available for Government departments via the ABR WSDL.
By making the ANZSIC codes available to all would greatly help businesses and researchers understand and classify businesses via their ANZSIC codes.
This dataset NUTTAB2010 is available online http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/science/monitoringnutrients/nutrientables/nuttab/Pages/NUTTAB-2010-electronic-database-files.aspx under a Creative Commons licence http://archive.foodstandards.gov.au/consumerinformation/nuttab2010/informationandlicens5099.cfm
Please redistribute on data.gov.au to make it easier to find :)
All data hosted by data.gov.au which contains spatial/GIS information should be made available through the data.gov.au geoserver. This will allow the data to be programmatically accessed and consumed via web applications instead of requiring manual download and processing of data.
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 »