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Abbas, R. (2008). The state of public data availability in Australia: a study of suppliers of critical infrastructure information. In K. Michael & M. G. Michael (Eds.), Australia and the New Technologies: Evidence Based Policy in Public Administration. The Third Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security (pp. 146-155). Wollongong: University of Wollongong Press.


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the public data availability situation in Australia, and the consequent impact on the nation's critical infrastructure (CI) and the critical infrastructure protection (CIP) process in general, through an evaluation of data supplying bodies in Australia. An assessment of data suppliers was conducted, in order to allow for the categorisation of data supplying entities, and to identify the critical infrastructure data that is available, The public data availability situation in Australia is described, and the concerns associated with having CI-related information available in the public domain are highlighted.

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