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  • School-level attendance rates

    Escalated to Data Owner SUGGESTED 7 February 2018
    I am a postdoctoral researcher with the Twin Study of NAPLAN at the University of New England. I am interested in linking school-level attendance rates with NAPLAN outcomes.
    Data owner:
    Department of Education and Training
  • NBN Node and Pillar locations

    Escalated to Data Owner SUGGESTED 26 January 2018
    Hi, I would like to know if it is possible to get spatial data for the NBN Nodes and Pillars locations within VIctoria. Would there be any reason that it cannot, be public information. Thanks.
    Data owner:
    Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
  • Public Transport Access Levels of Greater Melbourne (for each of SA4 regions)

    Escalated to Data Owner SUGGESTED 15 January 2018
    Data owner:
    Transport for Victoria
  • Fire Danger rating historical records

    Closed SUGGESTED 6 January 2018
    It would be useful to have access to historical fire danger ratings for regions across the state. This might be useful to compare to actual fire incidences, or weather patterns, vegetation patterns, etc. There is total fire ban data available, but not the danger ratings.
    Data owner:
    CFA
  • Myschools - NAPLAN 2008 - 2016 data

    Escalated to Data Owner SUGGESTED 28 December 2017
    The NAPLAN data for years 7 and 9 for all Victorian for the years 2008 to 2016 inclusive in .csv format. Data set would need to include school name, school ICSEA value, and school distribution of students across bottom quarter, middle quarters, and top quarter.
    Data owner:
    Department of Education and Training
  • Swimming Pool Register

    Escalated to Data Owner SUGGESTED 20 December 2017
    List including lot and plan numbers and addresses of properties which have registered pools Akin to : https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/poolsafetyregister/resource/bb059c35-d826-4ccd-af31-24de4716864a
    Data owner:
    Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
  • Biographical information on Victorian Politicians

    Review in progress SUGGESTED 29 November 2017
    I am Professor of Health Economics at the University of Melbourne and I am planning on undertaking research on the differences in the life expectancy of Politicians to the general public. We have been approaching Parliamentary Libraries across Australia and Internationally to obtain public biographic information on politicians. While such information is often accessible via databases (e.g. https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/about/people-in-parliament/re-member/form/27) it preferable to obtain these data as a file (say in csv format) as this allows us to easily statistically analyze it. Otherwise we would would have to manually re-enter this public information which would take many hours and be prone to error. So far we have obtained this information from many other State Parliaments, but have been denied access by the Victorian Parliamentary Library (see below). Note the access policy appears to have changed, as I made similar request in 2012 and it was granted by them sending the public data from the web as an Excel file. Please see below the extensive correspondence we have had with the Victorian Parliamentary Library. Beyond the current research my request would be to make these data publicly available the Victorian Government Open data directory, as this is real test of data openness and transparency - i.e. the same rules must apply to public data on politicians as it does to all other data in Victoria. Happy to follow-up (see correspondence below - which not for public release). Regards, Professor Philip Clarke, FASSA Director, Centre for Health Policy | Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia T: +61 3 90357897 M: +61 (0)466427159 E: Philip.clarke@unimelb.edu.au twitter.com/: @pmc868 | Webpage http://mspgh.unimelb.edu.au/centres-institutes/centre-for-health-policy/research-group/health-economics From: Philip Clarke Sent: Thursday, 30 November 2017 7:45 AM To: 'Carolyn.Macvean@parliament.vic.gov.au' Cc: Jay A Stiles Subject: Request to obtain publicly available data on Victorian Politicians Dear Carolyn, I am just following up on a request of Jay Stiles (who is working with me) in regard to obtaining data on Victorian politician’s biographical information that is publicly accessible via the re-member and current member database: https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/about/people-in-parliament/re-member/form/27. The purpose of this data request is inform research on the life-expectancy of politicians relative to the general population. It follows similar research I have undertaken on other groups such as high sporting achievers (see attached paper on survival of Olympians). This type of research involves undertaking statistical analyses of the entire data set and so it is greatly facilitated by having access to the public data in format that can easily analysed in statistical software (e.g. excel or CSV file). Otherwise we will need to spend many hours having to download individual records from the web to compile such a data set. This duplicates effort and increases the possibility of error. In the past, I have made many similar requests to data custodians (including the Victorian Parliamentary library in 2012- see correspondence below ) and have always been given access, as research enhances the value of these data and promotes use. There is also direct value to the custodian in having their data analysed, as we will undertake a process of data cleaning that may be able to detect errors in the existing data. Please note the Victorian Government has a comprehensive policy regarding data access which stated objective is that Government information and data is open and available for business and research purposes. Further it reaffirms that the “State’s default position to make datasets freely available to the public.”(see https://www.data.vic.gov.au/review-how-government-measures-release-data). Given that the biographical information we are requesting on politicians is already in the public domain via the internet (so all we are requesting is to obtain the data in a format that is more accessible), it is hard for me to see on what grounds the Parliamentary Library would have for not implementing current Victorian Government policy. Beyond the current project, it seems to me to be an important test of the data policy – as the same degree of openness and transparency should apply to public information on politicians as it does to all other data in Victoria. Happy to follow-up. Regards, Professor Philip Clarke, FASSA Director, Centre for Health Policy | Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia T: +61 3 90357897 M: +61 (0)466427159 E: Philip.clarke@unimelb.edu.au twitter.com/: @pmc868 | Webpage http://mspgh.unimelb.edu.au/centres-institutes/centre-for-health-policy/research-group/health-economics This email and any attachments may contain personal information or information that is otherwise confidential or the subject of copyright. Any use, disclosure or copying of any part of it is prohibited. The University does not warrant that this email or any attachments are free from viruses or defects. Please check any attachments for viruses and defects before opening them. If this email is received in error please delete it and notify us by return email. ________________________________________ From: Jay A Stiles Sent: Thursday, 9 November 2017 9:07 AM To: Carolyn Macvean Subject: RE: Request for Re-member data Good morning Carolyn, Thanks for your email. Would you be willing to talk to Philip regarding this? He is happy to talk to you. Once again, the information is publicly available and other states have happily provided this. Have a nice day, J Jay A. Stiles | Research Assistant Health Economics Unit, Centre for Health Policy | Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia T: +61 3 8344 8244 E: jay.stiles@unimelb.edu.au From: Carolyn Macvean [mailto:Carolyn.Macvean@parliament.vic.gov.au] Sent: Thursday, 9 November 2017 8:45 AM To: Jay A Stiles Subject: RE: Request for Re-member data Hi Jay Thanks for the communication – . That correspondence was over 5 years, and we no longer use excel as the member database . Anna no longer works here, and probably should not have shared the internal document. I will not be sharing any information, other than what is available publicly Regards Carolyn From: Jay A Stiles [mailto:jay.stiles@unimelb.edu.au] Sent: Wednesday, 8 November 2017 2:25 PM To: Carolyn Macvean Cc: anna.corkhill@parliament.vic.gov.au Subject: FW: Request for Re-member data Hi Carolyn, I’ve managed to track down the communication from 2012. Please see the conversation thread below and find the data attached. Regarding the type of analysis we will conduct, I’ve also attached a presentation Philip completed. Hopefully this evidence re-assures you that we intend to use the data/information correctly. If you would like Philip has offered to speak to you also. Thanks for your help, J Jay A. Stiles | Research Assistant Health Economics Unit, Centre for Health Policy | Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia T: +61 3 8344 8244 E: jay.stiles@unimelb.edu.au From: Philip Clarke Sent: Wednesday, 8 November 2017 1:26 PM To: Jay A Stiles Subject: FW: Request for Re-member data Professor Philip Clarke, FASSA Director, Centre for Health Policy | Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia T: +61 3 90357897 M: +61 (0)466427159 E: Philip.clarke@unimelb.edu.au twitter.com/: @pmc868 | Webpage http://mspgh.unimelb.edu.au/centres-institutes/centre-for-health-policy/research-group/health-economics This email and any attachments may contain personal information or information that is otherwise confidential or the subject of copyright. Any use, disclosure or copying of any part of it is prohibited. The University does not warrant that this email or any attachments are free from viruses or defects. Please check any attachments for viruses and defects before opening them. If this email is received in error please delete it and notify us by return email. From: Anna.Corkhill@parliament.vic.gov.au [mailto:Anna.Corkhill@parliament.vic.gov.au] Sent: Thursday, 16 August 2012 11:14 AM To: Philip Clarke Cc: emma.o'connell@parliament.vic.gov.au Subject: RE: Request for Re-member data Dear Philip, Thank you for sending through the form. I have attached two spreadsheets - one of all past members (biographical register / bioreg) and one of all current members. If you have any issues with that data or need further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me. Kind regards, Anna Anna Corkhill| Heritage Databases Officer, Parliamentary Library Department of Parliamentary Services Parliament of Victoria Please note: I job-share with Emma O'Connell (Heritage Databases Officer, office days: Monday and Tuesday, emma.o'connell@parliament.vic.gov.au, ph: (03) 9651 8644). My days of work are Thursday and Friday. Direct: (03) 9651 8644 | Fax: (03) 9650 9775 Email: anna.corkhill@parliament.vic.gov.au Postal address: Parliament House, Spring Street, Melbourne Vic 3002 From: Philip Clarke To: "Anna.Corkhill@parliament.vic.gov.au" Cc: "emma.o'connell@parliament.vic.gov.au" Date: 14/08/2012 01:42 PM Subject: RE: Request for Re-member data ________________________________________ See attached. Philip From: Anna.Corkhill@parliament.vic.gov.au [mailto:Anna.Corkhill@parliament.vic.gov.au] Sent: Thursday, 9 August 2012 3:50 PM To: Philip Clarke Cc: emma.o'connell@parliament.vic.gov.au Subject: RE: Request for Re-member data Dear Philip, It will be possible to supply you with the data you are seeking, via excel worksheet. I have attached a 'Data supply agreement' form. If you could please sign this form and return to us via email or fax, I will be able to send you through the spreadsheets (one for former members and one for current members) tomorrow. If you could please fill in your intended use for the data under point 1 on the form it would be much appreciated. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Kind regards, Anna Anna Corkhill| Heritage Databases Officer, Parliamentary Library Department of Parliamentary Services Parliament of Victoria Please note: I job-share with Emma O'Connell (Heritage Databases Officer, office days: Monday and Tuesday, emma.o'connell@parliament.vic.gov.au, ph: (03) 9651 8644). My days of work are Thursday and Friday. Direct: (03) 9651 8644 | Fax: (03) 9650 9775 Email: anna.corkhill@parliament.vic.gov.au Postal address: Parliament House, Spring Street, Melbourne Vic 3002
    Data owner:
    Parliament of Victoria
  • motorcycle registration model number, vin, postcode and date

    Escalated to Data Owner SUGGESTED 28 November 2017
    Hi There, I’m emailing on behalf of the Motorcycle Industry Sales Database, we act on behalf of a syndicate of Australian motorcycle manufactures. Similar to Vfacts for automobiles we have taken over the contract to produce a central database of motorcycle sale data in Australia We are looking to obtain the model number, VIN and Postcode for all new road bikes, off road bikes, scooters and ATV’s (including SSV’s). Previously this database was maintained by Datamotive/ERG. We were hoping to discuss with someone in regards to gaining access to this data in New South Wales and Victoria? Kind Regards, Jesse
    Data owner:
    VicRoads
  • Sustainable Water Strategys

    Escalated to Data Owner SUGGESTED 22 November 2017
    there are 4 regions Northern, Western, Central and Gippsland Sustainable Water Strategy maps.
    Data owner:
    Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
  • Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSPs) (Places of Last Resort)

    Escalated to Data Owner SUGGESTED 20 November 2017
    Suggest point and/or polygon dataset showing location, names, LGA and type of Place of Last Resort/Neighbourhood Safer Place (NSP).
    Data owner:
    Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning