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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 7 June 2018) . . Page.. 2287 ..


(8) Will the Centre of Data Excellence be given access to any data containing personal information of ACT residents; if so, can the Chief Minister advise (a) what data they will be given access to, (b) what access they will be given, (c) the directorate or entity which will facilitate the access and (d) the risk management strategies in place.

(9) How will the Centre of Data Excellence interact with DataACT.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The Chief Minister will be the Minister responsible for the Centre of Data Excellence.

(2) Work has already commenced to establish the Centre.

(3) The Centre of Data Excellence has been created to work across government to safely and securely leverage its data in a privacy-preserving way, for the benefit of the community. This will contribute to:

evidence-based policy decisions across a wide range of services that government provides, ensuring services are delivered when and where needed;

automation of some manual processes; and

an increase in easily accessible open data to the public.

(4) The breakdown of the budget for the Centre of Data Excellence can be found in the ACT Government 2017/18 Budget Review.

(5) The Centre of Data Excellence has been funded for a staff of eleven (11). Recruitment is currently underway for a number of positions. The breakdown of positions is as follows:

Job Title

ACT Public Service Classification

Temporary or Permanent

Director

SES 1.3

Permanent

Digital Delivery Manager

SOG B

Permanent

Senior Data Engineer (2 positions)

SOG C / ASO 6

Permanent

Business Intelligence Developer

SOG C / ASO 6

Permanent

Senior Data Manager

SOG C

Temporary (initially 18 months)

Senior Policy Officer

SOG C

Temporary (initially 18 months)

Business Analyst

SOG C

Permanent

Data Analyst

ASO 5 / ASO 6

Permanent

Data Engineer

ASO 5 / ASO 6

Permanent

Systems Administration/Librarian

ASO 5 / ASO 6

Permanent

(6) The Centre of Data Excellence will provide a Whole of Government service to encourage and develop data management best practise across all directorates. Support will be available to all business units within the ACT Government, from improving and automating processes to more complex data analytics projects.

a) As the Centre is in the early stages of development individual projects have not yet been identified. Timeframes and deadlines will be determined once a program of work is finalised.


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