DataVic Access Policy: Intent and Principles - in pdf format (578kb)
(This document requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader). Department of Treasury and Finance, August 2012. "The Victorian government recognises the benefits associated with mandating a whole of government approach to the availability of Victorian government data for the public good.
The DataVic Access Policy provides direction on the release, licensing and management of Victorian Government data so that it can be used and reused by the community and businesses.
The Victorian government holds, creates and collects a vast amount of data, ranging from demographic and economic to geospatial data.
Not all Victorian government data is suitable for release under the policy. Access to some data will need to be restricted for reasons of privacy, public safety, security and law enforcement, public health and compliance with the law. Only data owned by the State of Victoria or sufficiently licenced to the State of Victoria will be released under this policy..."
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Last updated: 3 September 2012
Coalition to unleash the economic power of Vic data
Source: Gordon Rich-Phillips - Assistant Treasurer, Thursday, 30 August 2012. "The economic power of Victorian Government data is about to be unleashed with the announcement of two new policies that will enable unprecedented access to the state's data.
Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips, who announced the new DataVic Access and Intellectual Property policies last night at the 8th Annual Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards, said that Victorian Government data was one of the state’s most important public assets..."
DataVic Access Policy - Overview
Department of Business and Innovation. "The Victorian Government recognises the benefits from and encourages the availability of Victorian government data for the public good. The DataVic Access Policy has been developed to support this recognition.
The purpose of the DataVic Access Policy is:
- to enable public access to government data to support research and education, promote innovation, support improvements in productivity and stimulate growth in the Victorian economy.
- to enhance sharing of, and access to, information-rich resources to support evidence-based decision making in the public sector..."
The Public Sector Information Release Framework (PSIRF)
1 February 2011. "The Victorian Government is developing the Public Sector Information Release Framework (PSIRF) to guide the management and release of public sector information. The framework will help Victorian Government agencies to better categorise and ultimately release more information and data sets to other agencies, business and the public..."
Vic Govt opts for machine-readable data by default
By Josh Taylor. ZDNet, August 30, 2012. Summary: Victorian Government agencies will now be required to produce almost all data in a machine-readable format by default. The Victorian Government will be able to begin releasing more of its data, by requiring agencies to produce all their data in a machine-readable format, unless there are privacy concerns..."
Victoria to open access to government data
Technology minister Gordon-Rich Phillips criticised previous government's restrictions, by Adam Bender. Computerworld, 30 August, 2012. "Victoria will increase access to government data in an effort to spur the economy, said the state's minister for technology, Gordon Rich-Phillips.
The data will be available online in a machine-readable format on a revamped Vic government data directory..."