Creating a safe and effective environment for data integration:

an Australian Government approach to facilitate linkage of social, economic and environmental data for statistical and research purposes

In 2010, Australian Government Portfolio Secretaries endorsed seven high level principles for data integration as well as a supporting set of governance and institutional arrangements. To find out more see:




This guide provides practical advice on steps to follow to assist researchers, data custodians and integrating authorities. To find out more see:  


Information on a wide range of topics relating to the Commonwealth arrangements is available in this guide or through links to other available resources. For more information see:


Initial implementation of the Commonwealth arrangements commenced on 1 July 2014. For more details see Scope of the Commonwealth Arrangements.