The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has joined the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre as a participant.
The federal government's Digital Marketplace has been upgraded to enable local councils to collaborate on smart city projects from their very inception.
New Zealand will spend NZ$4.5 million over the next three years in an effort to find new ways of gathering census information.
Queensland's planned new Data Sharing and Analytics Office will act as an expanded version of the CITEC Information Brokerage.
The government has revealed plans to spend $130.8m over three years to establish data analytics teams tasked with using data to improve program and policy decision-making.
Internet speeds will be increased in outback Queensland with the implementation of a $16.5 fibre-optic network.
User frustration at the complexity of the myGov online government services portal has led to a revamp of its design and layout.
The new Designing our Digital Future strategy aims to transform the way technology is used within the NSW government and improve the delivery of digital services for citizens.
The second round of the $4 million Fit for the Future Innovation Fund is now open, aimed at boosting digital transformation initiatives at small regional and rural councils.
The federal government will increase the size of its financial participation in Bloomberg Philanthropies' Data for Health initiative, which aims to improve data record keeping in emerging markets.
The Productivity Commission's final report into open government data calls for a new framework for data sharing that would involve comprehensive policy and process reforms.
The Open Knowledge Institute's latest ranking of 94 countries by their open data progress has Australia sharing first place with Taiwan.
Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor says work is underway on a strategy to make data a central plank of how government works.
The Northern Territory's latest budget includes $45m to replace the ageing police records database, as well as $5m towards establishing an Office of Digital Government.