Queensland releases Open Data Policy Statement


By Jonathan Nally
Monday, 11 September, 2017


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The Queensland Government has released its first Open Data Policy Statement, with the Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy, Leeanne Enoch, predicting it will foster greater ingenuity and create jobs.

“Open data produces value through improved services, it enhances inclusion and responsiveness, and it also stimulates the digital economy,” Enoch said.

“Since the Queensland Government created its first open data portal in 2012, we’ve remained entrepreneurial with our approach to open data. This policy statement affirms our commitment to sharing more data, and complements our DIGITAL1ST Strategy…”

More than 2350 datasets are available through the Queensland Government’s open data portal, data.qld.gov.au, for developer mashups, research and other purposes.

Enoch said the Open Data Policy Statement has been drafted with input from businesses, academia, industry associations and the community.

“It will ensure data is more accessible, and of a higher quality, with improved standards, management practices and efficiency,” she said.

Enoch said GovHack 2017, which took place in July across seven Queensland locations, highlighted the power of open data.

“Competing teams utilised a variety of government datasets relating to things like transport, land use and trade to flesh out big ideas in a very short time frame,” Enoch said.

“As a result, some really interesting solutions were delivered that show the capability of Queenslanders when it comes to innovation through open data.”

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