Consultation and engagement

Information sessions

Upcoming information sessions on the Data Availability and Transparency Act (DATA) Scheme  

May

Sessions for Chief Data Officers and other senior executives managing data

From May

DATA Scheme introductory information sessions for APS staff in partnership with Australian Government Solicitors

From May

Topic specific sessions:

  • Accreditation of data users
  • Accreditation of data service providers safeguards
  • Data sharing agreement training and guidance
  • Getting on to Dataplace, information session

To register your interest in any of the upcoming information session email information@datacommissioner.gov.au

Current consultation

There are no current consultations.

Future consultation

The National Data Commissioner expects to consult on the development of a Data Code shortly.

Previous consultation 

The DATA Scheme is the product of over 2 years of consultation and engagement with:

  • Federal Government
  • state and territory government
  • academics and researchers
  • data specialists
  • consumer and privacy advocates, and 
  • members of the community.

We consulted on the:

Consultation timeline
Date Consultation

8 May 2017

 

A Productivity Commission Inquiry into Data Availability and Use recommended a suite of proposed changes to government’s use of data so we can better unlock its value.

1 May 2018

 

The Australian Government committed to improvements to streamline and maximise the use of data by:

  • starting work on the Data Availability and Transparency Bill
  • recruiting an Interim National Data Commissioner
  • establishing the National Data Advisory Council

4 July 2018

 

Issues Paper on the Data Availability and Transparency Bill released for public comment.

July 2018 to June 2019

 

The Office of the National Data Commissioner hosted a series of roundtable forums with stakeholders and interested groups to discuss the development of the Data Availability and Transparency Bill.

August 2018

 

Interim National Data Commissioner, Deborah Anton is appointed.

September 2019

 

Discussion Paper and response to the first Privacy Impact Assessment released for public comment.

3 December 2019

 

The Interim National Data Commissioner hosts a webinar on the development of the Data Availability and Transparency Bill.

March to June 2020

Foundational Four and draft data sharing agreement template released.

September 2020 to November 2020

 

Exposure draft of the Data Availability and Transparency Bill, accreditation discussion paper, and response to the second Privacy Impact Assessment released for public comment.

14 October 2020

The Interim National Data Commissioner hosts a webinar on the exposure draft of the Data Availability and Transparency Bill.

9 December 2020

 

The Data Availability and Transparency Bill is introduced to the Australian Parliament.

16 April 2020 Response to the third Privacy Impact Assessment released.

The Data Availability and Transparency Act 2022 commenced on 1 April 2022. Read here the Act and the Consequential Amendments.