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Actions and Future Outlook

Accelerating actionable insights

Data challenges

  • Insights ad hoc and not available to decision-makers when they need them
  • Variable alignment to strategic priorities for better community outcomes
  • Variable use of advanced analytics
  • Variable secure analytics platform capability and interoperability
  • Variable data linkage capacity

Treating data as an asset

Data challenges

  • Investment in data collection, management, use, and sharing is variable
  • Visibility of data sets is variable
  • Data silos and duplication
  • Variable use of standards and variable data quality
  • Variable access to linked data assets

Strengthening transparency and trust

Data challenges

  • Customers are rightly interested in how their data is collected, managed, used, and shared
  • Current governance systems do not include a process to recognise Aboriginal cultural authority when decisions are made about Aboriginal data
  • Current data collection processes have been developed to collect data about what agencies want to know, rather than what Aboriginal peoples want and need to have the evidence to drive change
  • Aboriginal peoples in NSW do not have access to their data to be able to make decisions for their people and engage in discussions with the Government as equals about policies and programs
  • NSW government legislative and data policy context is complex and difficult to apply consistently
  • Data volumes and complexity are increasing making data harder to manage and protect
  • Data sharing pathways are variable and time-consuming
  • Release of open data is variable

Fostering culture, leadership and capability

Data challenges

  • Lack of clarity of data leadership and responsibility across NSW Government
  • Data literacy, capability and capacity is variable across NSW government

Last updated 07 Jun 2021