The Australian Government should make provision, in select circumstances as approved by the funding Minister, for the National Data Custodian to pay for access or linkage to private sector datasets (recommendation 9.4).

Equally, the National Data Custodian may consider applying charges for access to National Interest Datasets where this would not be inconsistent with the public interest purpose of the National Interest Dataset.

It is expected this would not be a common occurrence, in either case.