News & Updates

News
27/03/2019

The first meeting of the National Data Advisory Council (NDAC) was held in Sydney on 27 March 2019. Minister for Human Services and Digital Transformation, Michael Keenan, gave the welcoming speech and members discussed their ambitions for the NDAC as well as endorsing the terms of reference.

News
19/03/2019

In this blog, the Interim National Data Commissioner, Deborah Anton, shares her thoughts on the importance of ensuring the public service manages data safely. 

Contributions
07/03/2019

On the eve of International Women’s Day 2019, the Interim National Data Commissioner, Deborah Anton, shares the importance of data and storytelling as drivers of positive social change for women.

Contributions
11/01/2019

In this blog, James Horton, Open Government Partnership Australia Steering Committee member, uses a cricket analogy to discuss the wider ethical context in the data landscape.

Contributions
18/12/2018

Linking information across different datasets provides insights to guide policy and program information. In the health sector, the insights gained from linking different datasets have led to better health outcomes for Australians. In this blog, former Australian of the Year, Professor Fiona Stanley AC, FAA, FASSA, FAHMS, discusses how linking data across different databases informed policy on folate use to prevent spina bifida and similar serious birth defects.

Contributions
10/12/2018

In this blog, Associate Professor Nicholas Biddle, Associate Director, ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods, discusses some important insights from analysing socio-demographic and household information alongside a person’s income. 

News
12/10/2018

In August 2018, the Office of the National Data Commissioner (ONDC) hosted Professor Felix Ritchie, the designer and author of the internationally acclaimed ‘five safes’ framework, a set of principles to safely share and manage data.

News
28/09/2018

The Office of the National Data Commissioner is consulting with the general public and interested stakeholders to help us get Australian data reforms right.