A new data strategy was announced by the federal government on Tuesday morning, outlining a goal for Australia to have a modern, data-driven society by 2030.
The data strategy, a first for Australia, will focus on initiatives based around maximising the value of data, trust and protection, and enabling data use. The strategy sits alongside an action plan that sets out those initiatives and their expected delivery timeframes up to 2025.
At the end of 2025, the federal government will then update the data strategy to implement new initiatives up to 2030, said Stuart Robert, the Minister responsible for digital transformation.
Robert said the strategy was developed in consultation with private, research, and not-for-profit sectors.
“The data strategy is part of our commitment to deliver better services to all Australians, and it will power our national ambition to become a modern, data-driven society by 2030,” Robert said.
In relation to the strategy’s focus of maximising the value of data, the government will look to create a new “front door” for accessing Australian government open data, communicating about data better, and implementing the Data Availability and Transparency Scheme.
“Access to the right data and analytics can help government and private decision-makers