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Guidelines on licensing public sector information for Australian Government entities

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The Australian Government is encouraging greater ‘open’ access to its information. The Government’s default position on licensing of public sector information (PSI) is that PSI should be released free of charge under a Creative Commons ‘BY’ licence (otherwise known as the ‘Attribution Licence’).

The department has prepared these guidelines to assist entities with their implementation of the Government’s policy. Non-corporate entities subject to the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA) are expected to comply with these guidelines. Corporate entities, previously subject to the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997, may also consider these guidelines as an expression of good practice.