[OKFN-AU] NSW Open Data Policy draft online for public comment (closes 17 June 2013)

Ivor King Ivor.King at services.nsw.gov.au
Fri Jun 7 02:44:48 UTC 2013


The NSW Open Data Policy, one of the first of its kind in Australia, is now online for public discussion at:

This policy takes a principles-based approach, and we have worked hard to make sure it reflects international best practice, with particular reference to leading jurisdictions including UK, US, Canada, NZ, and leading Australian jurisdictions. Once finalised, it will apply to all NSW government agencies, and it will help them further open their datasets for industry, researchers, app developers, data journalists, the general public, and other government agencies in Australia and overseas.

Consultation closes on 17 June 2013, and there is also a public discussion forum for comment and debate.

The pdf version of the policy is here:

A word version has also been posted to the forum page, so track changes are welcome. Feedback can be sent to datansw at services.nsw.gov.au

This consultation coincides with the relaunch of http://data.nsw.gov.au/, which employs the new CKAN 2.0 platform - one of the first installations of this new platform in the world, and the first in Australia.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts...


Ivor King - Senior Policy Officer
ICT Policy
NSW Department of Finance & Services
Level 17, 2-24 Rawson Place, Sydney 2000
e: ivor.king at services.nsw.gov.au | p: 02 9372 8191 | m: 0423 299 686

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