Australia's national data infrastructure

Australia's national data infrastructure

Nov 13
CEDA welcomes Australian Bureau of Statistics' Chief Statistician, David Kalisch, as he outlines the government's plan to introduce a reformed national data system.


David Kalisch, Australian Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics

Event overview

The Australian Government will establish a position to be called the National Data Commissioner and will introduce a new data sharing and release framework. This will streamline the way public data is shared and released, which will in turn: promote greater use of data, drive economic benefits and innovation from greater use of data, and build trust with the Australian community about the government’s use of data.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

David Kalisch
Australian Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics

David W. Kalisch was appointed the 15th Australian Statistician on 11 December 2014. As Agency Head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics he is accountable for the functions and operations of the Bureau. He has also been appointed as the non-judicial member of the Australian Electoral Commission.

Mr Kalisch is an economist with public sector experience in research and analysis, policy development and service delivery. He has an interest in labour markets, macroeconomics, retirement incomes, welfare to work strategies and health policy. He has pursued organisational performance and renewal through recent leadership responsibilities.

Mr Kalisch was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for four years, a Commissioner at the Productivity Commission and a Deputy Secretary in the Commonwealth Department of Health. He has had Senior Executive roles in a range of Departments since 1991, has had two appointments at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, and was a member of the Australian Delegation to the OECD.

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