Open Government for Queensland

QUEENSLANDERS will be able to trawl through hordes of government documents and records when a new online database goes live.

Premier Campbell Newman used his estimates hearing debut in Parliament on Tuesday morning to announce a "data revolution" for Queensland.

Mermaid Beach MP Ray Stevens has been appointed Assistant Minister to the Premier on e-government to roll out the facility.

Mr Newman said the Government would "throw out everything" it had onto a website to make sure the public was informed.

"We intend to release that information on a regular basis," he said in Parliament.

Mr Newman said examples of information to be released could include location information for "trackable" government vehicles such as buses, trains and ferries, road usage data, crime and accident statistics, speed camera locations and hospital statistics.

"Open access to information held by the State Government will help stimulate the development of new, innovative applications by all sorts of private individuals, companies and non-government organisations," he said.

An Open Data Reform Group will work with Mr Stevens to establish the site and select information for release.

The website is still under construction.



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