Artificial Intelligence: Australia's Ethics Framework

Closed 31 May 2019

Opened 5 Apr 2019


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to provide social, economic, and environmental benefits. For Australia to realise these benefits, it’s important for citizens to have trust in how AI is being designed, developed and used by business and government.

We are seeking your views on a discussion paper to inform the Government’s approach to AI ethics in Australia.

Discussion paper

The discussion paper was developed by CSIRO’s Data61 and designed to encourage conversations about AI ethics in Australia.

The paper and your feedback will help us ensure AI is developed and applied responsibly in Australia.

The Ethics Framework research was funded by the government in the 2018 May Budget. The work was guided by a steering committee of experts from industry, government and community organisations as well as researchers from CSIRO and Data61. Consultative workshops were also held in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth during 2018.


Comments and submissions will be published on our consultation hub unless you clearly indicate that you would like your comments to be treated as confidential. We strongly encourage comments and submissions that can be made public, so that transparent and evidence based policy decisions can be made.


  • Citizens
  • Community/Peak Body Organisations
  • Educators
  • State/Territory Government
  • Industry


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Digital Economy
  • Ethics