The government sector and its agencies harbour rich sources of data. When used well, government data sources hold the potential to solve community challenges, support decision making, increase service delivery efficiencies and myriad other creative economic uses.
At Data61, we believe innovation is the key to converting data from opportunity into insights that helps policy makers understand and see further. As a trusted adviser to government, we're working on numerous R&D projects that are supporting decision making, helping to solve challenges and finding efficiencies.
How we collaborate with government
We partner with all layers of government. At the Federal level, our work includes developing the Australian Government's NationalMap, which draws data from various government bodies into a single view. We're also working with Treasury to examine the potential of blockchain technology, which underpins the Bitcoin digital currency, for use in shared financial ledgers and other applications.
At state level we're working with NSW Roads and Maritime Services to monitor the structural health of Sydney Harbour Bridge. And with the Victorian Government on cybersecurity and in the use of quantitative approaches to target powerline investment following the 2009 Black Saturday fires. We worked with the City of Port Phillip and Monash University in developing My Climate, an interactive tool helping residents access information about home energy consumption.
We also assist the sector more broadly: we've been a member of the eGov Cluster, a group whose members collaborate to strengthen ICT's role in government, and support the many 'open data' initiatives being implemented at various levels of government.
Let's work together to create our data-driven future.