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Report

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...
Report

Access denied: how Australia's freedom of information regime is failing our environment

This publication reveals that an increase in refused freedom of information (FOI) requests, more redactions, higher charges and longer delays are all plaguing Australia’s system of access to government documents.
Briefing paper

Changes in public sentiment in relation to data privacy during COVID-19

This rapid research brief analyses whether COVID-19 had an impact on public sentiment in relation to privacy and the widespread use of data and technology by government in responding to the public health crisis, be it through tracing, compliance or enforcement.
Report

Digital government during the coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus pandemic is the most significant crisis governments have faced in generations. Digital technology has helped the UK government to manage many of the issues, and has enabled a more effective response than would have been otherwise possible. This report assesses the factors that...
Discussion paper

Privacy Act review: issues paper

The digital economy has brought with it immense benefits including new, faster and better products and services. As Australians spend more of their time online, and new technologies emerge, more personal information about individuals is being captured and processed, raising questions as to whether Australian...
Survey

Australian government Information Access Survey 2019

Woolcott Research was commissioned by participating jurisdictions to investigate the public’s awareness and experience of the right to access information held by government agencies in NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD, WA and the Commonwealth of Australia. This report compares results between jurisdictions.
Report

System redevelopment — managing risks while planning transition

The objective of this audit was to assess whether Services Australia appropriately managed risks to operating the current welfare payment system and appropriately prepared to transition to the future system.
Discussion paper

Accreditation framework: discussion paper

Individuals and their organisations (data users) must be accredited by the National Data Commissioner before they can access public sector data, under proposed new legislation. The Office of the National Data Commissioner has released this discussion paper on the proposed Accreditation Framework, which is open...
Policy report

Digital minilateralism: how governments cooperate on digital governance

This policy paper explores the role and value of ‘digital minilateralism’. Minilaterals are small, trust-based, knowledge creating and sharing, innovation-oriented networks. Digital minilateralism describes those minilateral networks both committed to digital governance and using ‘digital’ culture, practices, processes and technologies as tools to advance peer...