The Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA) consisted of several components:
- Data infrastructure and integration delivered by Australian Bureau of Statistics and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. These two bodies delivered the core technical infrastructure to support DIPA by providing tools to integrate and link data, including the production of enduring longitudinal and integrated data assets.
- Data assets delivered by Department of Social Services (DSS); Department of Health (Health); Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE); Department of Finance (Finance); and Office of National Intelligence.
- Data analytical units used integrated data to solve complex policy issues that cross over multiple portfolios. Units fed this analysis into policy delivery processes and improved service delivery. These units were led by DSS; Health; DESE; Finance; Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment; Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources and Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C).
- Better communication and engagement about data initiatives, led by PM&C.
- Technical review and advice provided by Data61. Data61 provided assurance and advisory role to assist partner agencies to make informed decision taking into account the latest data developments and efficiencies afforded by new technologies.
For further information on DIPA partner agencies, please follow the links.
Individual agencies were responsible for the delivery of their individual components. A Deputy Secretary level DIPA Board provided strategic oversight and coordination of the DIPA. The DIPA Board reported to the Secretaries’ Data Group.