On Thursday 22 November at our South Bank campus, our expert panel and keynote speaker explored the opportunities and debated the challenges facing open data.
Open Data improves lives and empowers us with access to new knowledge and insight. It stimulates economic opportunity, fosters greater transparency and accountability, enhances public service delivery, and provides beneficial social outcomes.
Australian Government data was described by Prime Minister Turnbull as "a strategic national resource that holds considerable value for growing the economy, improving service delivery, and transforming policy outcomes for the nation”.
Ms Helen Owens from the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet joined us to outline the draft commitments of Australia's first Open Government Partnership National Action Plan.
Following this exciting presentation we heard from our panel Teresa Harding, Director Open Data Policy, Queensland Government; Brentyn Parkin, Executive Director, Community Information Support Services and Maree Adshead, CEO Open Data Institute Queensland.
Topics canvassed included: where to locate and access publicly available data-sets, and the legal aspects of the Open Data movement.
Following the presentation, guests enjoyed a Q&A with our presenters which led to further open discussion.
View Helen Owen's Open Government Partnership National Action plan presentation.