At the OAIC 2011 Information Policy Conference held in Canberra on 15 November 2011, Siu-Ming Tam of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) presented on the topic ‘The Road to Open Access – Story of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’.

Dr Tam’s presentation charted ABS’s journey from the implementation of its “User Pays” in 1985, to its current use of the CC BY licence. Dr Tam also highlighted how the shift to CC licensing greatly increased the use of ABS’s statistics.

The full program, Dr Tam’s presentation slides and the audio recording of the session (Dr Tam’s presentation begins at 15:45) are available on the OAIC website.