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Government Contact Directories

www.directory.gov.au Presently output as HTML, RTF/PDF and dead trees. Proposed additional outputs: - Microformat hCard - RDFa - X500 connectors - Per-record metadata - RSS - API > JSON/XML whitepages.com.au appears to attempt to re-use this at: http://www.whitepages.com.au/wp/initGovSearch.do?subscriberName=&location= Distributed agency authorship may get more buy-in when agencies (and interested third parties) ...more »

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RTA Traffic Volume Data

Some old data is provided at http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/publicationsstatisticsforms/aadtdata/index.html?plid=trafficvolume but it is "© COPYRIGHT ROADS AND TRAFFIC AUTHORITY 2003" No license is given so it must be All rights reserved. 1. The data needs a much looser licence (this is just data it should be copyright free) or to be release into the public domain. 2. We need current real time data, not just historical ...more »

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Style Manual

It may not strictly be a 'dataset', but as a publisher of policy-relevant research I'd be very keen to see the Commonwealth style manual made available online under creative commons license - it would be simple to do, and those who wanted a hard copy could still buy one. http://publications.gov.au/styleManual.html (The latest version seems to have been prepared by DCITA(??) http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0701636483.html) ...more »

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PSMA's GNAF system

http://www.psma.com.au/products/gnaf.cfm According to the PSMA website: "G-NAF® (Geocoded National Address File) is Australia’s first authoritative geocoded address index for the whole country, listing all valid physical addresses in Australia. It contains approximately 12.6 million physical addresses, each linked to its unique geocode (that is, the specific latitude and longitude of the address). Data used to build ...more »

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Airport data sets

There can be significant and dangerous gaps within the state spatial framework data sets (eg Roads, Addresses, Features). This appears to be due to administrative anomalies associated with how spatial datsets are assembled (in Victoria its always been bottom up with data coming from local governmnets, usually as a sideline in the arrangements for titles, rates, transfers etc.) Many of these are legacies of land management/ownership ...more »

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Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard (AVETMISS)

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is a not-for-profit company owned by the federal, state and territory ministers responsible for training. It is unique in Australia's education system. It is responsible for collecting, managing, analysing, evaluating and communicating research and statistics about vocational education and training (VET). The Australian Vocational Education and Training ...more »

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Department of health And Aging

It is difficult and time consuming to access very basic location data for a wide variety of Commonwealth managed, owned, funded or leased facilities within the State of Victoria. The ability to access this data through our own systems is critical for emergency services. However, we often require custodians in Australian Government. To date, these requests have proved an extremely frustrating exercise. Australian ...more »

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Report on Government Services

The Review of Government Service Provision was established in 1993 by Heads of Government to provide information on the effectiveness and efficiency of government services in Australia. The first Report on Government Services (the Report) was released in December 1995. The 2009 Report was publicly released on 30 January 2009 and is the fourteenth edition of the Report. The government services included in the Report ...more »

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CSIRO 'National Physical Account and Policy Resource' source data & models

The CSIRO works with government and others to model Australia's future and to give "detailed assessments of development sustainability and the best options to support sustainability in Australia." To support this work the CSIRO has developed the 'National Physical Account and Policy Resource' which includes both the Australian Stocks and Flows Model (ASFF) and OzEcco (an embodied energy model of Australia's economy). ...more »

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Vegetation Communities dataset

Local government and catchment scale past and present vegetation communities datasets. Both structural and floristic vegetation category type mapping attributes. Streamed to spatial and web users in open source WMS/WFS format which could be used in GIS applications and for mash ups.

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