We are sending you this important information, as a user of the Department of Social Services' Data Exchange. This message is to inform you about the replacement of AUSkey with a new digital identity called myGovID.
Notifications and updates
We are continually improving the Data Exchange: enhancing our platform, updating our training materials, and as new programs come onboard we update our policy documents.
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We are excited to announce that the new user friendly Data Exchange website will be launched on Monday 28 October 2019. We would like to extend our thanks to organisations for their collaboration during its development.
AUSkey will be decommissioned on 31 March 2020 and the Data Exchange will be transitioning to new authentication methods. We are currently working closely with the Australian Taxation Office on a new, more flexible and mobile authentication and authorisation solution for our organisations to meet community expectations for better access to government services.
The Data Exchange released minor system enhancements on 31 August 2019. These included improvements to the Data Exchange ‘search’ functionalities in the web-based portal and flexibility for when service types change. An overview of these changes is below.
The January to June 2019 reporting period has now closed. We thank organisations for your commitment to submitting high quality data and are pleased to see organisations report on time. This important information helps both organisations and government consider service delivery and the outcomes this delivers for clients.
End of the reporting period – one week to finalise your data entry
The January to June reporting period has ended. Please be aware you have two weeks to finalise your data entry. We would like to encourage you to enter your data as soon as possible to allow time to fix any data entry errors that may have occurred over the last six months.
The January to June reporting period has ended. Please be aware you still have over three weeks to finalise your data entry. We encourage organisations to enter your data as soon as possible to allow time to correct any data entry errors that may have occurred over the last six months.
The end of the January to June 2019 reporting period is coming up fast.
The “Appendix B – Commonwealth Agencies” document was updated on 14 February 2019. This update is for Forced Adoption Support Services service types and definitions.