It’s the principles of it…

Ann Steward - AGIMO
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You might remember that in May last year, we released the Government and Industry Principles of Engagement on ICT. We developed these principles in close consultation with the Australian Information Industry Association and the Australian Industry Group.

These principles are straightforward and outline the expected standards and behaviours when conducting business between Government agencies and suppliers. There are five key areas to improve standards and achieve success:

  • Accessibility
  • Governance
  • Problem resolution
  • Collaboration
  • Application

To date, more than 50 suppliers have become signatories to the principles and I commend these suppliers for showing leadership and commitment to building a relationship with Government. The list of suppliers that have signed up is available in PDF and RTF formats at our website. Signing up to the principles provides a valuable opportunity to collaborate with us and improve the way in which government and industry work together, build better standards and achieve great outcomes. Our Queensland counterpart has also adopted these principles, and there has been discussion between our cross-jurisdictional CIOs about the benefits of our principles of engagement. South Australia and ACT have already endorsed the principles, which shows that other jurisdictions see the value in this mechanism. Our goal is to promote good collaboration between industry and government so I encourage you to register your business details today using the PDF or RTF form. The completed registration form should be scanned and returned to If your company has already signed up, I ask you to promote the principles to your industry colleagues.


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We are all in!

ASI is now a participant.

Last updated: 01 August 2016