Government Datasets or APIs

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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30 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

Health Data by Locality

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.

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29 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

Vote Compass Data by Electorate/Demographic

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6 comments

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24 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

Data: Tax File Number Declaration (NAT 3092)

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 »

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5 comments

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22 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

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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4 comments

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21 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

Local population growth

Local population growth per city showing the change on resident numbers and employment opportunities.

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8 comments

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20 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

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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20 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

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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19 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

BudgetAus

BudgetAus: Financial expenditure, budget transparency

http://infoaus.net/budget/expenses/expenses_home.php

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12 comments

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18 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

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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18 votes

data.gov.au Functionality

List of Federal Members and their current position

It would be fantastic if I could obtain a regular update of federal members of parliament and their current positions.

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18 votes

Government Datasets or APIs

ACNC register

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) maintains a public database of the organisations we have registered as charities on this website.

http://www.acnc.gov.au/ACNC/FindCharity/Search_the_ACNC_Register/ACNC/OnlineProcessors/Online_register/Search_the_Register.aspx?noleft=1&hkey=4cffc3e0-00db-4548-91a8-bb2860e8d137

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17 votes