Modernising government data sharing

The Australian Government is working to develop better, more seamless services to the public. To do this, we need to modernise how we manage the wealth of information supplied by Australians to various government agencies.

Over the past 100 years, more than 500 different provisions limiting the use information held by government agencies have entered into federal law.  

Unfortunately, many of them are out of date thanks to advances in information technology that were not envisaged when they were first written.

This prevents agencies from sharing information and coordinating efficiently to deliver better health, education and other important community and social services.

It’s time to modernise and bring our government information sharing into the 21st century.

We need your knowledge and expertise to make sure we have the framework right. Now open for public submissions are the:

  • Data Availability and Transparency Bill exposure draft and Explanatory Memorandum
  • Data Availability and Transparency (Consequential Amendments) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum
  • Data Availability and Transparency Regulations and Explanatory Statement
  • Accreditation Framework Discussion Paper.

You can also read the results of two Independent Privacy Impact Assessments and see how we responded.

Submissions are open from 14 September to 6 November 2020.

If you want to know more, visit our website where you can read about the draft Bill, watch information videos explaining how it will work, and register for our upcoming webinar.

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