6.4


Recommendation

Publicly funded entities, including all Australian Government agencies, should create comprehensive, easy to access registers of data, including metadata and linked datasets, that they fund or hold. These registers should be published on data.gov.au. Where datasets are held or funded but are not available for access or release, the register should indicate this and the reasons why this is so.

States and Territories should create an equivalent model for their agencies where such registers do not exist. These should, in turn, be linked to data.gov.au.

A reasonable timeframe in which to achieve this is within one year (by March 2018).