in brief The Victorian Government is set to respond next week to a government 2.0-style parliamentary report on improving access to public information.
Released in June of last year, the report by the Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee (EDIC) suggested that the government develop a framework to manage and facilitate access to Victorian public sector information.
EDIC believed that data should by default be open access, unless there was a reason it should not be. The committee also recommended that the government develop a data directory so that everyone could see what information and data existed to improve visibility. It wanted the government to adopt a creative commons licensing model for its information.
The Victorian Government was scheduled to respond to the report six months after it was released in June. "It is a little overdue," EDIC executive officer Vaughn Koop told ZDNet.com.au, but he hoped that the response should arrive by next week. The Victorian Government was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.