The AIHW has robust arrangements in place to securely and ethically manage Australia’s health and welfare data holdings and has been doing so for more than 30 years.
The AIHW manages this data with respect for its sensitivity, and with privacy and confidentiality assured through legislation, accountability practices and procedures. The AIHW also manages relationships with data custodians to ensure accountability and appropriate use for the AIHW for relevant data collections.
This ensures policymakers, service providers, and researchers are able to access independent, authoritative and comprehensive data.
Our data access arrangements detail who can take what actions, with what information, and when, under what circumstances, using what methods.
The AIHW has embedded the five safes framework into our approach in making decisions about sharing and releasing data.
The AIHW provides statistical information that governments, researchers and the community can use to promote discussion on and improve the delivery of health and welfare for Australians.