The Australian Government releases the National Digital Economy Strategy

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Ann Steward - AGIMO
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The Australian Government’s National Digital Economy Strategy (NDES) sets out the vision for realising the benefits of the National Broadband Network and positioning Australia as a leading digital economy by 2020. AGIMO has particular involvement in achieving the stated goal of improved online government service delivery and engagement: by 2020, four out of five Australians will choose to engage with the government through the internet or other type of online services.

The draft Strategic Vision for ICT, which we released here for comment in April, defined three priorities for government ICT: delivery of better services, open engagement and the improvement of government operations. Our ICT Vision is well-aligned with the NDES. At a program level, AGIMO will be involved in three key initiatives:

  • Service Delivery Reform: AGIMO continues to provide support to the Department of Human Services (DHS) as it progresses the reform of its services into a modern, flexible, multi-agency service delivery system. The option of using an australia.gov.au user account to access DHS online services has recently been made available to DHS clients.
  • Tell Us Once: AGIMO, together with colleagues in the Deregulation Group of the Department of Finance and Deregulation, will investigate and test preliminary concepts that will improve access and ease of use for online government services. These will include the option to communicate information to many agencies in one transaction, the option to pre-fill forms using information already provided to an agency, and the ability to view all communications with government agencies in one place.
  • Data.gov.au: AGIMO launched data.gov.au as a repository for publicly-accessible government datasets in March. The site now offers 265 government datasets for the public to access and re-use, and users are encouraged to provide feedback on the datasets and suggest other datasets that they believe should be made available on the site.

Last updated: 01 August 2016