Australia’s Machine-Readable Budget
The Australian government has published its 2015-2016 budget as a series of machine readable datasets on data.gov.au, 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.
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