PM&C contributes four key components to the Ideas Boom

PM&C contributes four key components to the Ideas Boom

Domestic Policy A More Innovative and Agile Australia
Monday, 07 December 2015

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Today the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Christopher Pyne announced key measures to deliver new sources of growth, maintain high-wage jobs and seize the next wave of economic prosperity.

The measures under the $1.1 billion National Innovation & Science Agenda (NISA) package include:

  • A Digital Marketplace created by the Digital Transformation Office to make it easier for start-ups and innovative small and medium enterprises to compete for the Government’s $5 billion annual spend on ICT. For more information please visit the Digital Marketplace on the National Innovation and Science Agenda website.
  • The establishment of a $30 million industry-led Cyber Security Growth Centre that will bring together industry, researchers and governments to position Australia’s cyber security industry as a global leader in cyber security. The Growth Centre will also help all businesses that operate online to deliver new products and services enabled by new and innovative cyber security solutions. This will be the first initiative to be delivered under the Government’s Cyber Security Strategy to be released in 2016. 
  • Release of the Australian Government’s Public Data Policy Statement which is designed to optimise the use and reuse of public data. The measures in the Policy Statement will promote innovation, improve efficiencies within Government and grow the economy by requiring Commonwealth agencies to make non-sensitive data openly available and only charge for specialised data services. 
  • Release of one of the most requested high-value datasets, PSMA Australia Limited’s (PSMA) Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF), and their Administrative Boundaries datasets. Making the G-NAF available under open data terms will remove barriers that restrict the data’s use and promote innovation. 

More information

For more information about the Australian Government’s NISA and Ideas Boom please visit