The Best Policy Insights Hack

Supported By: 
The ABS and the ACNC

Supported by the ABS and the ACNC

  1. Major prize: Best Policy Insights Hack ($4000)

  2. Runner up 1: Best Policy Insights Hack ($2000)

  3. Runner up 2: Best Policy Insights Hack ($2000)

Every day government data is used to inform and analyse policies. Sometimes policy insights can be found through mashing up different datasets, visualising trends, assessing the impact of changes to policy or tailoring policy in innovative ways. What policy insights can you find to shed light on policy challenges and help communities?

AusEd

AusEd
Team Name: 
Nexus_is_back

AusEd is a website designed to explore possible causes of a highly unacceptable low student retention rate in Australian Schools; whether there is a social, medical, health or a combination of these as causes.

If so, then need for policy changes.

The website is available to everyone who is interested in making a difference to the economic and society state of Australia. The website uses various data sources to determine possible causes to the low retention rate by displaying in a colourful and attractive way so that the data can easily be interpreted.

Crime Stalker

We live in the dark, to server the light. We are Crime Stalker.
Team Name: 
Sky Observer

Crime can be the result of different negative behaviours, such as heavy drinking, drugs, accidents, etc. Our website will display user-selected layers on top of each others over Victoria map to shed some light into the connection between crime and other behaviours.

Basic layers include accidents, drug use, various crime type. If an area has a higher density of incidents, it may indicate that something needs to be done in that area.

Data usage: Victoria suburb boundaries dataset, Vicroads accident dataset, crime dataset.

Holes in the Safety Net Indicator

Team Name: 
Safety Net

Holes in the safety net indicator is a national assessment of the concentration of charitable organisations that work with people at risk of homelessness. It shows locations where there are fewer homeless charities and comparatively larger homeless populations, to encourage growth of charitable organisations in those areas most in need.

 

Liveability Index

Team Name: 
Red Spatial

The Liveability Index is a website focused on informing users about the liveability state of every region in Australia, looking at aspects based on economy, demography and education. It allows the general public to see at a glance the status of areas down to the suburb level right across the country. It’s always interesting to find data about areas near you!

Postcode Battle (The Card Game)

Team Name: 
Level 6.3

Now you can fight your suburb against that of your friends!

Using our database built from state and national data, we select all the attributes in which your suburb is more awesome than that of your mates. We present them in a easily understandable way. Now you have real data to prove that your suburb is absolutely the most awesomest! Get battling!!

 

Total Solution

Team Name: 
Griffies

A large number of datasets are publicly available in GovHack-2015 website. Several relevant information can be obtained from various attributes of individual dataset. Moreover, it can be easily perceived that each of these datasets can be inter-related to infer various valuable analyses, which can increase the richness of the individual data. The main aim of our project work is to introduce a unique contribution towards the direction of finding relationship among different categories of datasets and creating a bridge between those (datasets).

Swap2Solar

Solar Panel
Team Name: 
Swap2Solar

Solar is a sustainable energy source and an alternative to fossil fuels. The first solar cell was constructed by Charles Fritts in the 1880's. 230 plus years later, energy produced by solar is still a fraction of all energy consumed globally.

Our team chose to create a solar calculator that enables and empowers individuals to make an informed choice to answer the question ‘why’ they should choose to switch based on the financial savings along with reducing their carbon footprint.

Local Promoter

Team Name: 
Codium

Our team wanted to create a project that can help ensure a prosperous and bright future for South Australian business and local business across the nation.

So we’ve been working tirelessly over the past 44 hours to bring to you our exciting new platform called Local Promoter.

Digital Accelerator Hub

Team Hactory, Digital Accelerator
Team Name: 
Hactory

Project Name:  Digital Economy Accelerator

Team: Hactory

Background

HomeShare

Team Hactory, HomeShare
Team Name: 
Hactory

Project Name: HomeShare

Team Name: Hactory

Background

Homelessness and, loneliness and isolation affect your mental health: Living alone is potentially isolating and an undesirable living arrangement. At the same time, being homeless poses great mental stress. Every now and then, people need to see a familiar face, and hear a familiar voice.

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