IDG Working Group

Indigenous Data Governance Working Group

The Indigenous Data Network is the convenor of the Indigenous Data Governance Working Group (the IDG Working Group), which brings together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisations, Commonwealth, state and territory agencies and departments, and tertiary education and other research institutions, to enhance the coordination of Indigenous data governance nationally.

IDG Working Group meetings

The IDG Working Group meets regularly to coordinate joint data governance activities among participants at national and regional levels. IDG Woking Group meetings are coordinated and led by the IDN and co-convened together with a different Working Group Partner on a rotating basis. IDG Working Group terms of reference, reports and other documentation are generated and maintained by the IDN.

Inaugural meeting of the Working Group

The inaugural meeting of the IDG Working Group was co-convened by the IDN and the Kaiela Institute in the regional Victorian town of Shepparton on 27 November 2019. Participating agencies, departments and organisations included:

  • The National Indigenous Australians Agency
  • The Australian Productivity Commission
  • The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • The Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • The Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
  • The Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
  • Births Deaths and Marriages Victoria
  • Generation Victoria (GenV) – Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  • Empowered Communities
  • Coalition of Peaks, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)
  • The Kimberley Land Council
  • Barang Regional Alliance
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service Brisbane
  • National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Melbourne Data Analytics Platform
  • The University of Melbourne

Find out more

To find out more about the IDG Working Group and its meeting schedule, please contact the IDN at