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Data sharing between jurisdictions

23 August 2016

Today the State Government announced legislative changes aimed at breaking down the artifical walls that prevent the sharing of information

Amendments to the Public Sector (Data Sharing) Bill 2016 aim to extend the reach of data sharing by enabling the Government to work with the Commonwealth, other states or territories, local councils and the non-Government sector.

The proposals address concerns raised by the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission, which said: "A consistent theme in evidence before the Commission was that, in spite of the ISGs (Information Sharing Guidelines), many agencies fail to share information."

In addition, the amendments seek to establish a new data analytics office to coordinate data storage, sharing and analysis.The bill - with the amendments highlighted.

Consultation

Consultation on these draft Bill amendments closed at 5pm Friday 2 September 2016.