Inspired by Research Hack

Supported By: 
DATA61 & AIHW

This category encourages you to explore, mashup and reuse the rich sources of research data from our official dataset list. Pick your favorite topic of interest and delve into a fascinating world of facts figures. Mash up and reuse the research data to inspire new ideas, engage the community in findings or provide insights. Entries that inspire greater support for open research will hit a positive note with a judge or two. Or perhaps you will discover and share differences in open research data across institutions, states and even countries.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Must use at least two Official GovHack Datasets. Open Government data must be used.

Mantis Labs

Team Name: 
Mantis Labs

Problems Identified:

We have examined the overall problem of data security which is a growing concern globally. We have applied our focus for the GovHack event toward the Government Health sector which can be a vulnerable area of concern. Our findings lead us to the particular issue of "ransomeware" that highlights this problem to be a growing concern whereby 4000 attacks occur daily across the world in the health sector alone of which Australia would be included.

The Working Solution:

Mycity in Virtual Reality

Team Name: 
Team Gold Coast

My City in Virtual Reality

Why do we need Virtual Reality?

Virtual Reality is becoming popular day by day. Using this technology, users can feel the virtual experience of the places. The Gold Coast is hosting the Commonwealth 2018 Games. The Gold Coast is going to attract more visitors from all over the world for this event.

How does the Virtual Reality app work?

LiveSafe

Team Name: 
Thunderbolt

Project Description

Data analysis and data journalism project, focussed on the causal factors of Family Violence within Victoria.

These informed data findings, discussed in a high level overview, data journalism format, will allow stake holders to gain an in depth understanding of key factors that drive the reduction of family violence incidents.

This data analytics and predictive modeling research will be utilized to visually depict relevant factors, trends and recommendations in family violence issues.  

Changing gears

Team Name: 
Changing gears

Negative gearing is a controversial issue.

The government has stated the economic benefits from negative gearing are necessary for economic growth. The opposition have argued that negative gearing only benefits the wealthy. The Greens, on the other hand, have stated that negative gearing should be scrapped altogether to improve housing affordability and Australia's budget position. 

The problem

Negative gearing has sadly become a convoluted abstraction for the average Australian. The discussion is distorted by electoral ephemera and entrenched political biases. 

Three questions remain. What does negative gearing in Australia look like? Will Australia's demographic influence the rate of negative gearing? Where do I sit in the picture?

The solution

Changing Gears are taking newly released ATO data and presenting the information in a way that answers burning questions and debunk myths for the average person.

Our solution also aims to help the individual understand where they sit in the big picture.

Local Hero

Team Name: 
Web Civics

It's hard to find stuff in Regional Australia, and whilst the data exists in an array of places, spaces and minds; an opportunity exists to help make this information more accessible.