10 March 2011
Special Minister of State Gary Gray today released Australia’s data.gov.au site.
Mr Gray said Data.gov.au would play a crucial role in realising the Government’s commitment to informing, engaging and participating with the public, as outlined in the Declaration of Open Government and Freedom of Information (FoI) reforms.
“The release of public sector information allows the commercial, research and community sectors to use data generated and collected by the Government and add value in new, innovative and exciting ways.
“I encourage everyone to explore and reuse the datasets available on the site.”
There are currently more than 200 datasets available on data.gov.au, including economic, taxation and environmental data. The site also provides links to other government data catalogues such as My School, MyHospitals, the Australian Spatial Data Directory and the Queensland Government Information Service.
On the new site, people can:
Data.gov.au is managed by the Australian Government Information Management Office, a business group of the Department of Finance and Deregulation.
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