Data functions transfer to the DTA

Data functions transfer to the DTA

Public Data
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

A man wearing glasses looking into a digital interface of charts and numbers.

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) will take on management of some of the Australian Government’s key data-related initiatives: the data.gov.au and NationalMap platforms and the APS Data Skills and Capability Framework.

The data.gov.au and NationalMap platforms host more than 28,000 and 10,000 datasets respectively and have strong synergies with the DTA’s work, including in developing digital platforms and building digital skills and capability.

Consistent with the Australian Government’s approach of streamlining its delivery of high-value platforms, these functions will move from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C).

After this transfer, PM&C will retain policy responsibility for open data and driving the broader data agenda. PM&C will also work closely with the DTA to promote data.gov.au and NationalMap platforms and further cement their role.

Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor announced the transfer of functions in a media release today.