In the past decade, the Australian government has commissioned data analytics projects worth more than A$200 million. We have little information about what they involved.
Controversy has recently surrounded Centrelink and its handling of ‘overpayments’ and personal information.
Privacy laws in Australia need to be reformed, and fast, to stop governments bullying people through publication of personal information.
What we measure in our health system matters because this is where policy will be focused.
Measurement matters, especially when it comes to health care and how well we are treated if we get sick or have to go to hospital.
Both sea ice and government data are disappearing.
U.S. Geological Survey, flickr
Activists today are racing to save climate records from the Trump administration. Secret archives were a powerful way to fight hostile political climates throughout history – from the Nazis to the Islamic State.
A blockchain could be used to record all of our interactions with the government.
The problems with Centrelink's data-matching system stem from reconciling datasets held by different agencies. What if we used a blockchain to create a single source of data?