Data Set Australian Parliament

Published on May 14th, 2015 | by Joshua New


Australia’s Machine-Readable Budget

The Australian government has published its 2015-2016 budget as a series of machine readable datasets on, the nation’s open data portal. The datasets include Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) of each Australian agency, which detail how agencies plan to spend their funding, and a machine-readable file of each PBS that details individual line items. This is the second year that Australia has made its budget available in machine readable formats, which makes the information within each agency PBS much easier to analyze.

Get the data.

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About the Author

Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

One Response to Australia’s Machine-Readable Budget

  1. RichardinMelbourne says:

    You can see a great Visualisation of this data at:

    See also:
    This visualisation software [TheOpenBudget] was originally developed for GovHack 2012.

    Get the code from github.

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