Data availability and use
This public inquiry investigated ways to improve the availability and use of public and private sector data.
- Issues paper 18 Apr 2016
- Draft report 3 Nov 2016
- Final report 8 May 2017
The issues paper covered a range of issues on which the Commission sought information and feedback, and was intended to assist you in preparing a submission.
Initial submissions were due by 29 July 2016.
The Commission sought further information and feedback following release of a draft report on 3 November 2016. Submissions on the draft report were due by 12 December 2016.
This inquiry is complete. The final report was handed to the Australian Government on 31 March 2017 and publicly released on 8 May 2017.
The Commission was required to:
- look at the benefits and costs of making public and private datasets more available
- examine options for collection, sharing and release of data
- identify ways consumers can use and benefit from access to data, particularly data about themselves
- consider how to preserve individual privacy and control over data use.
This report offers guidance on where the benefits of greater data use may be most evident, and ways that governments might engage with the public to generate community acceptance of the costs, risks, and benefits associated with data sharing and use.
Submissions received for the Data Availability and Use public inquiry.
Details of public hearings for the inquiry into Data Availability and Use.