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..."
Further information on Victoria to open access to government data
Last updated: 30 August 2012
Data.vic.gov.au - Victorian Government Data Directory
"data.vic.gov.au is your online access point to Victorian Government public sector information. You can search or browse to a variety of datasets in different formats, then you can download the information you need. The data made available via www.data.vic.gov.au is specifically for the App My State competition at this time..."
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..."