The new South Australian Government Information Management Strategy 2019-2022 (the Strategy) and Information Management Standard (the Standard)
provide agencies with the high-level principles, behaviours and capabilities they must meet to manage their data and information assets. 

The Strategy establishes the principles that government agencies must follow to ensure their data and information assets can be relied upon and trusted.  

The five principles outlined in the Strategy are:

  • Information is treated as an asset of the agency: its value, both current and future, is determined, understood and leveraged to improve business outcomes.

  • Agencies understand what information needs to be created, and kept, to support business objectives, meet compliance obligations and mitigate risk.

  • Responsibility for the governance of information is assigned appropriately in order to ensure information is managed for the best outcomes of the agency, its customers and broader community.

  • Policies, practices and systems are implemented that ensure information can be relied upon as trusted and authentic evidence of decisions made and actions taken.

  • Information is accessible for as long as needed and is shared appropriately (subject to access, security, and privacy rules) within a protected and trusted environment.

The Standard expands on these principles by outlining the behaviours expected of agencies in managing government information to achieve their own business objectives and to meet legislative and policy obligations. 

The behaviours identified in the Standard can be directly implemented by agencies to improve the management of their information and will form the basis of assessment and improvement tools.

Policies are available on the Policies and Guidelines page.