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Public sector information

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Report

Survey of public sector information management 2020/21

This survey of public sector information management is a key regulatory tool for assuring public sector information is well-managed. Key indicators provide a high-level perspective on whether information management is improving, declining, or remaining stable.
Report

WhatsApp in government: how ministers and officials should use messaging apps – and how they shouldn’t

This report looks at the increasing use of WhatsApp and other messaging apps in government, and their associated risks and benefits. These apps are useful but need to be used carefully to ensure the downsides – including a lack of transparency, poor communication and poor...
Report

Inquiry into the Victorian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and the Victorian government’s response have rapidly evolved over the course of this inquiry. This second inquiry report reflects the impact of the second wave of the pandemic, as well as the subsequent actions taken by the government to manage it up...
Briefing paper

Unauthorised access and disclosure of public sector information: summary

Unauthorised access and disclosure of public sector information are forms of information misuse and may constitute corrupt conduct. These activities can also enable other corrupt conduct. This summary highlights common risks across the public sector, the factors that drive information misuse, and outlines strategies to...
Report

Responsible data re-use framework

This framework document seeks to inform decision-makers on how best to re-use data to solve public problems, such as tackling COVID-19. This framework seeks to inform if, when and how the re-use of personal data can be aligned with people’s expectations and societal values.
Report

Unauthorised access and disclosure of information held by local government

An overview of key risks associated with unauthorised access and disclosure of information held by the local government sector, this report explores the drivers of these risks, as well as potential prevention, reporting and detection measures.
Policy report

Digital Government Index: 2019 results

This paper presents the overall rankings, results and key policy messages of the 2019 OECD Digital Government Index (DGI) and provides a detailed analysis of the results for each of the dimensions of the OECD Digital Government Policy Framework.
Strategy

Australian Government Crisis Management Framework

A new version of the Australian Government Crisis Management Framework (AGCMF) has been released, which comes into effect from Monday 12 October 2020. The updates ensure that arrangements which set out the Australian Government’s response to emergencies and natural disasters are up to date in...
Report

Inquiry into the Victorian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: interim report

In April 2020, the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee commenced an inquiry into the Victorian Government’s response to the COVID‑19 pandemic. This interim report outlines the committee's preliminary findings.
Report

How fit were public services for coronavirus?

This report, produced in partnership with the Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accountancy, sets out an assessment of how prepared and resilient UK public services, such as the NHS, schools and the police, were for the pandemic.
Report

Addressing trust in public sector data use

This report analyses projects where data has been shared between government departments, and with commercial organisations, identifying recurring barriers, and the steps that were taken to address them. It focuses on citizen trust, which the report argues needs to be addressed if we are to...
Report

Unauthorised access and disclosure of information held by the Victorian public sector

This report provides an overview of the key risks associated with unauthorised access and disclosure of information by Victorian public sector employees. It explores the drivers of these risks, as well as potential prevention, reporting and detection measures.
Report

The Chief Archivist's report on the state of government recordkeeping 2018/19

This report presents findings from an Information Management (IM) survey conducted over a 6 month period with 254 New Zealand public sector organisations, including 176 public offices and 78 local authorities.
Guide

Clean as a whistle: a five step guide to better whistleblowing policy and practice in business and government

This guide works as a companion to new regulatory requirements, formal guidance and standards for whistleblowing policies and programs. The findings and key actions will help everyone with a commitment to integrity – organisations and policymakers alike – act to ensure the positive role of...
Discussion paper

Privacy and responsible information sharing for the Western Australian public sector: discussion paper

This discussion paper outlines proposed legislative arrangements for privacy and responsible information sharing for the Western Australian public sector.
Discussion paper

The shared power principle

This paper looks at how governments, the public sector, their partners and citizens can play – and are already playing – a more meaningful role in shaping policies that impact on their lives and their communities.
Guide

Severance payments: a guide for the public sector

This guide is intended to help public sector employers when considering making a severance payment to a departing employee. It replaces our 2012 publication, and has been updated to reflect more recent case law and changes in accounting standards.
Guide

Best practice guide to applying data sharing principles

This guide has been written to assist agencies holding Australian government data to safely and effectively share the data they are responsible for by using five data sharing principles.
Report

The future of public sector forecasting in Australian agriculture

This paper explores the future of public sector agricultural forecasting in the context of the past evolution of ABARES work. It identifies a range of challenges and opportunities for people involved in public sector forecasting.
Guide

Direct negotiations - guidelines for managing risks

ICAC has released these guidelines to help NSW public sector agencies involved in direct negotiations with external parties to manage corruption risks, but recommends they avoid the practice if possible, due to the high level of those risks.