The Data Availability and Transparency Act 2022 commenced in April. The Act establishes a new, best practice DATA scheme for sharing Australian Government data, underpinned by strong safeguards and simplified, efficient. For an introduction to how the Scheme works, read more at A Scheme for sharing Australian Government data. Commonwealth, state and territory government agencies can now apply to be accredited users under the DATA Scheme. And from 1 August, Australian universities will be able to apply for accreditation as data users and as data service providers. Follow these links to learn more about participating in the DATA Scheme or to access the scheme-on-a-page overview.