Big data

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Using real-time indicators for economic decision-making in government

This paper reviews the elements that contributed to successes in using real-time data during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the challenges faced during this period, with a view to distilling some lessons for future use in government.
Policy report

What is the value of data? A review of empirical methods

The widespread availability of data and analytics has extended into the public sector and policy-making. This policy brief summarises the various methods being used in practice to value datasets and how they compare.
Policy report

Policy brief on access to finance for inclusive and social entrepreneurship: what role can fintech and financial literacy play?

This policy brief presents evidence on the access to finance challenges faced by entrepreneurs from under-represented and disadvantaged groups and social entrepreneurs, and discusses how public policy and better regulation could harness the potential of fintech to address these challenges.
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Collaborative networks: the next frontier in data driven management

This report aims to provide guidance on how governments can work with each other and with partners to address complex, boundary-spanning problems such as poverty, homelessness, hunger and climate change, by bringing together organisations to address complex client needs that could not be served by...
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Australia’s data-enabled research future: synthesis report

In 2021, the ARDC partnered with Australia’s five Learned Academies and ACOLA to engage Australia’s greatest minds, the Fellows of the Academies, to develop insights into ensuring all of Australia’s research sector can undertake excellent data-enabled research. This document identifies the key findings from across...
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Australia’s data-enabled research future: humanities

This report provides an overview of the current landscape for humanities data-enabled research and identifies strategic needs and requirements, gaps in infrastructure, and potential opportunities for leadership, advocacy, and planning.
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Australia’s data-enabled research future: technology and engineering

This project is the result of a partnership between the ARDC, Australia’s five Learned Academies and ACOLA, to ensure Australia can undertake excellent data-enabled research across all fields of research.
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Australia’s data-enabled research future: health and medical sciences

This report argues that in order to capitalise on the opportunities to improve health and make use of the ever-increasing volume of health data, Australia must develop an environment that enables the safe and secure use of patient data for legitimate research purposes – balanced...
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Australia’s data-enabled research future: the social sciences

The aim of this project was to identify recent developments, opportunities, and priority gaps in Australia’s social science research data ecosystem.
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A future built on data: data strategies, competitive advantage and trust

In the twenty-first century, data became the subject of national strategy. This paper examines these visions and strategies to better understand what policy-makers hope to achieve.
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Advancing digital agency: the power of data intermediaries

With the integration of screenless technology into everyday life, the data ecosystem is growing increasingly complicated. This report explores the potential to outsource human decision points to an agent acting on an individual’s behalf, in the form of a data intermediary.
Guide

Big data and national security: a guide for Australian policymakers

Data abundance, digital connectivity and ubiquitous technology are redefining national security and the way governments protect individual rights and freedoms. This analysis examines Australia’s policy options in a world defined by big data.
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Big data for Australian social policy: developments, benefits and risks

This edited volume reports on the findings of a three-year ARC-funded project examining the application and use of big data, data linkage and related technologies in social policy.
Strategy

Australian data strategy

Australia’s first data strategy sets the federal government's vision to become a modern, data-driven society by 2030. It outlines the national approach to data as a key driver of the future economy. The strategy seeks to maximise data’s value, protect it to build trust and...
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The state of open data 2021

The State of Open Data 2021 report is the sixth in the series and includes survey results and a collection of articles from global industry experts.
Strategy

Data strategy 2021-24

This strategy aims aims to provide the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications with better access to timely, high quality data, making for better decisions and helping realise their vision of connecting Australians, enriching communities and empowering regions.
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Advancing data-intensive research in Australia

This report identifies opportunities to advance data-intensive research in Australia by aligning research policy, research infrastructure, skills and education, and recognising data science as a distinct scientific discipline.
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World development report 2021: data for better lives

Today’s unprecedented growth of data and their ubiquity in our lives are signs that the data revolution is transforming the world. This report explores the tremendous potential of the changing data landscape to improve the lives of poor people, while also acknowledging its potential to...
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Digital barriers to economic justice in the wake of COVID-19

This report identifies three major digital barriers to economic justice arising from the COVID-19 pandemic—the collapse of benefits automation, expanded workplace and school surveillance, and the digital profiling of economic distress. The report uses a data justice framework to suggest how policy-makers might mitigate the...
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Open data in action: initiatives during the initial stage of the COVID-19 pandemic

Based on an open call for evidence, this report assesses how open government data (OGD) was used to react and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic during initial stage of the crisis (March-July 2020). It also seeks to transform lessons learned into considerations for policy-makers on...