Data Integration Partnership for Australia
The Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA) was a three-year $130.8 million investment to maximise the use and value of the Government’s data assets from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2020. DIPA created new insights into important and complex policy questions through data integration and analysis.
DIPA was a whole-of-government collaboration of over 20 Commonwealth agencies, and improved technical data infrastructure and data integration capabilities across the Australian Public Service. Important data assets such as in the health, education and social welfare sectors were improved, allowing policy makers to gain insights that were not possible before.
Individual privacy and the security of sensitive data was preserved, as DIPA only provided access to controlled, de-identified, and confidentialised data for policy analysis and research purposes. DIPA was governed by agencies’ processes and legislation, including the Privacy Act 1988.