Australia: New South Wales State Archives Launches OpenGov Portal
The New South Wales government’s custodian of state records has become the first state archives agency in Australia to create a digital online portal containing accessible reports and statistics based on the ‘Open Government’ principle.
Known as “OpenGov NSW”, the new NSW State Records website acts as a searchable online database of government reports published by NSW agencies that fall under the state’s Government Information (Public Access) Act of 2009.
The new website’s rollout is part of a broader government push to create a transparent culture in the public sector by making information more freely available for use by the community and businesses rather than defaulting to the position of locking it up.
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