Morrison Government releases first Australian Data Strategy

Today the Morrison Government has released Australia’s first Data Strategy.

Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, Stuart Robert, said the

Data Strategy has been developed in consultation with private, research and not for profit sectors. It

sets a clear path for Australia’s data system over the next four years, and complements the

Government’s broader Digital Economy Strategy and the Digital Government Strategy.

‘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,’ Minister Robert said.

‘Through the Strategy and accompanying Action Plan, we outline how we will create, use and share

data across all levels of government, while maintaining the right safeguards to keep this data secure.’

Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Digital Economy, Senator Jane Hume, said the

Data Strategy is an important step in unlocking the value of data across the economy.

‘Data is the lifeblood of the digital economy and can help Australian businesses be more innovative

and effective. It helps to create new jobs, enables the use of emerging technologies, delivers improved

outcomes for Australians and allows Government to provide frictionless and trusted services,’ Minister

Hume said.

‘We want to maintain dialogue with industry about how we can create the right settings to get the most

out of our data. I look forward to discussing how the Data Strategy can best reflect a common vision

for Australia’s data-driven future.’

The Australian public are invited to submit their views and feedback until 30 June 2022. The

Government will respond to submissions by the end of 2022.

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