News & Updates
The National Data Advisory Council held its second meeting in Melbourne on 26 July 2019.
The Minister for Government Services, Stuart Robert, announced the appointment of Professor Sallie Pearson to the Council. He outlined the critical role he sees public sector data playing, particularly to improve citizens’ experience when dealing with and accessing government services.
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.
In this blog, the Interim National Data Commissioner, Deborah Anton, shares her thoughts on the importance of ensuring the public service manages data safely.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Office of the National Data Commissioner is consulting with the general public and interested stakeholders to help us get Australian data reforms right.
On 9 August 2018, the Hon Michael Keenan MP, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Transformation announced the appointment of Ms Deborah Anton as the interim National Data Commissioner. Read more about the National Data Commissioner.