As a modern science organisation GA has pioneered Open Source as a culture of collaborative science since 2006 when its first Open Source Projects ANUGA was released:
It was quickly followed by the release of EQRM and also TCRM and many more.
In 2016 Geoscience Australia released its Digital Science Strategy which among other things calls for greater openness. In particular:
We make our science transparent by
- making our products publicly accessible on demand by default
- establishing trusted Linked Data services
- making our software Open Source
In this interview, Dr Ole Nielsen explains the strategy and the reasons for making software open source: