Data collection platforms
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.
City of Greater Bendigo data co-op: a place-based data collaboration focused on community resilience
This project report outlines the feasibility and potential benefits of organisations collaborating with data around the topic of community resilience for the City of Greater Bendigo.
This report assesses the effectiveness of using United States income tax data for the purpose of automatic voter registration or re-registration, focusing on the level of match between each state’s standard individual income tax form and its voter registration requirements.
Measuring digital transformation is a key component of designing and implementing evidence-based policies today. This strategy document includes ten actions that, if prioritised and implemented, would substantially advance the capacity of countries to monitor digital transformation and its impacts.
Sex tech has emerged as a site in which sexual pleasure, wellbeing and health are increasingly understood as data. The Public Interest Sex Tech Hackathon offered new perspectives on ethical data governance and public interest technologies by exploring a topic that has been both sensationalised/stigmatised...
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.
This paper highlights the gaps in knowledge relating to the implementation of shared care cancer follow-up models in Australia. It focuses on some of the key considerations for implementing shared care, including the need to collect primary care data and link this to patient health...
This review draws on a survey of professionals working in and with federal agencies to develop a more comprehensive understanding of how the government uses analytics, the outcomes of these efforts, and the challenges agencies face in their work to further develop analytical capabilities.
This discussion paper focuses on policy settings for state and territory governments, businesses and the broader economy and is seeking views as to how the Australian Government can best achieve data security uplift at a national level.
This paper aims to provide an overview of what is currently known about the extent of use of grants programs by the Australian government to fund the delivery of social services, challenges and opportunities for service delivery, and outcome measurement and performance management.
This report on the use and utility of data in Victorian courts and tribunals adds a critical dimension to the understanding of the data environment, and through it, the opportunities and challenges in its effective application.
The implementation of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) systems highlights the risks of uncritical adoption of data-centric technologies in the provision of public services. This policy brief describes the harms that EVV and—technologies like it—create, and the stakes of continued inaction by federal and state governments.
This report argues that the surveillance of home care workers through a mobile app called Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) erodes the quality of personal care and offloads significant, unacknowledged burdens onto workers and service recipients.
This paper argues that if trade policy-makers truly want to achieve data free flow in digital trade they must address public trust and user concerns beyond privacy.
This paper explores the activity of existing data intermediaries (such as data trusts and data exchanges) across different sectors, and considers the role they could play in the future.
The ATO Longitudinal Information Files (ALife): Individuals - a new dataset for public policy research
This working paper provides an overview of the ATO's 'ALife - Individuals' dataset and outlines some of the possibilities for public policy research and evaluation that will improve understanding of taxpayer behaviour and support policy development.
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...
In the second phase of the inquiry, the committee has again categorised its work across the key areas of: tax settings; regulatory issues; access to capital; and skills and culture. This report also includes a standalone chapter on blockchain and digital assets, which is an...
This report examines the reliance Australian consumers have on data-driven technologies and digital marketplaces, and explores how this reliance has evolved since 2018. The report also sets out the key consumer policy implications the research results pose – and what can be done by market...
This toolkit has been developed as a resource for data stewards and responsible data leaders at public, private, and civil society organisations, who are seeking new ways to create public value through cross-sector data collaboration.