National Government Information Sharing Strategy
The National Government Information Sharing Strategy offers the opportunity to unlock the engine room of government and improve the delivery of services to the Australian community.
Using NGISS will ensure the right service is delivered to the right citizen at the right time, by applying evidence‑based policy, decision-making and service delivery based on the best available information.
Timely, reliable, and appropriate information sharing is the foundation for good government and has the capacity to deliver a better way of life for all Australians.
The National Government Information Sharing Strategy (NGISS) was commissioned by the Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) Online and Communication Council’s (OCC) in July 2007. Information sharing and interoperability was identified as an item of interest on the agenda of each of COAG’s 42 ministerial councils.
A series of facilitated roundtables were held with representatives from State and Territory government agencies as well as a cross-section of Commonwealth agencies. More than 180 representatives from government agencies participated in the roundtables to identify barriers and potential solutions to information sharing.
- Make it easy for the public to get access to government services
- Improve government’s approaches to evidence-based policy and decision-making
- Assist governments to deliver shared services to the community
- Strengthen the agility and responsiveness of Australian governments to meet challenging needs
- Manage government information as a strategic asset, providing more efficient and effective use of it.
Contact for information on this page: Standards@finance.gov.au