2011   2012  

Australian  Government  Information  Management   Office  (AGIMO)  launches  data.gov.au  open  data   catalogue,  replacing  previous  beta  site.  

First  national  GovHack  and  GovCamp  event  sees  over   40  apps  and  websites  created  within  48  hours,   drawing  on  government  open  data.  

Office  of  Australian  Information  Commissioner:  


27.4  percent  of  191  agencies  

have  developed  and  adopted  a  strategy  for   increasing  open  access  to  agency  public  sector   information  (PSI).  

This  work  is  licenced  under  a  Creative  Commons  By  Attribution  Licence  using  data  from  the  Office  of  the  Australian  Information   Commissioner,  Open  public  sector  information:  from  principles  to  practice  (2012)  and  other  sources,  analysed  by  Craig  Thomler.     Please  attribute  as:  Sourced  from  eGovAU  based  on  data  from  the  Office  of  the  Australian  Information  Commissioner,  Open   public  s ector  information:  from  principles  to  practice  (2012)    



The  Australian  Government’s   commitment  to  open  data  


Gov  2.0  Taskforce’s  final  report  Engage:   Getting  on  with  Government  2.0  recommends:  

making  public  sector  information  (PSI)   open,  accessible  and  reusable.    
Minister  Tanner  releases   the  Declaration  of  Open   Government,  supporting   a  pro-­‐disclosure  culture   and  making  government   information  more   accessible  and  usable.  


Amended  Statement  of   Intellectual  Property   Principles  for  Australian   Government  Agencies   sets  default  government   copyright  to  Creative   Commons  (CC  BY).  

Commonwealth  FOI  reforms  led  to  the   establishment  of  the  Office  of  the  Information   Commissioner  and  expressed  an  intent  to  promote   disclosure  of  information  held  by  government.  


0%   38.0%   31.0%   licensing  terms  by  default     50%   6%   7%   10%   11%                                                                                                     Do  agencies  have  strategies  for   open  access  to  PSI?     Have  adopted  strategy  –  by  agency  size   YES   27.9%    V.0%   Large   Medium   Small   Micro   42.3%   36.7%   39.V.7%   .0%   16.0%   54.3%   16.0%   17.4%   48.0%   26.0%   14.2%   30.0%   29.0%   36.0%   Not  yet  developing  strategy  –  by  agency  size   NO   24.0%   29.  Large   Large   Medium   Small   Micro   50.0%   49.0%   30.0%   16.0%   28.  Large   50.2%   30.  Large     Large    Medium   Small   Micro   50.0%   However  some  agencies  have  not  committed  to  open  PSI  licensing     Makes  PSI  available  for  re-­‐use  on  open    Has  adopted  CC  BY  as  default   V.  Large   Large   Medium   Small   Micro   25.0%   Developing  strategy  –  by  agency  size   DEVELOPING  V.  Large     Large    Medium   Small   Micro   25.8%     PUBLISHING     TO  DATA   CATALOGUES   Few  micro/small  agencies  are  publishing  public   sector  information  via  central  data  catalogues    V.4%     47.

5%   1.   Challenges  for  public  sector   information  release     The  Office  of  the  Australian  Information  Commissioner  (OAIC)  published  eight  Principles  on   open  public  sector  information  in  2011.0  compliance   • Obtaining  sufficient  budget   • Culture  change   • Identifying  what  to  publish           1:     Open  access  to     information     by  default       4:   Robust     information     asset  mgmt   • Establishment  and  maintenance  of  an   information  asset  register   • Transitioning  to  CC  BY  as  default   • Selecting  appropriate  open  license   • Instigating  strategic  planning  on   information  resource  management   • Lack  staff  with  expertise  or  experience     • Unsure  how  to  best  identify.4%   28.6%   8.7%   • WCAG  2.8%   7.     Challenges  identified  by  agencies  by  Principle     5:     Discoverable     &  useable   information   30.  In  late  2012  the  OAIC  asked  agencies  to  identify   the  most  challenging  Principle  for  them  to  implement.  contact   and  consult  with  users   • Establishing  appropriate  charging   regime   • Agency  costs  maintaining  regime   • Responding  to  enquiries  and   complaints         6:     Clear  reuse     rights   3:   Effective     information   governance         2:     Engaging  the   community   7:   Appropriate     access     charging     8:   Transparent   complaint  &     enquiry  process     .2%   5.7%   1.2%   16.

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