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The State Government has announced legislative changes to break down the artificial walls that prevent the sharing of information. The changes are in line with recommendations from Royal Commissioner Margaret Nyland, and will extend the reach of data sharing by enabling the Government to work with the Commonwealth, other states or territories, local councils and the non-Government sector. The Bill – including the proposed amendments highlighted in yellow – is available here PDF, 275KB).
The proposals address concerns raised by the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission, which said: “A consistent theme in evidence before the Commission was that, in spite of the ISGs (Information Sharing Guidelines), many agencies fail to share information.” In addition, the amendments seek to establish a new data analytics office to co-ordinate data storage, sharing and analysis.
You can provide your feedback by:
- Posting in the online YourSAy discussion board below.
- Emailing your submission to NRCresponseunit@sa.gov.au.
- Mailing your submission to: Nyland Royal Commission Response Unit, Attorney-General’s Department, GPO Box 464, Adelaide SA, 5000.