Australian Government Reviews Digital Transformation Strategy

Monday 30 November 2020, 7:00 AM AEST - 1 month ago

In a published discussion paper titled Digital Transformation Strategy 2.0, the Australian Government laid out its progress since the project was announced 2 years ago – and noted the achievement of having been able to go above and beyond what was promised in the roadmap.

“In the past two years, we have steadily delivered against that roadmap. Practical initiatives which provide benefit to people and businesses in Australia include the Digital Newborn Enrolment service, automating tax reporting for business and the National Drought Map, where farmers can access information on drought conditions and relief services.”

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Considered bold and even unprecedented to a certain degree, the 2020 iteration of the Digital Transformation Strategy Roadmap plans to make the Aussie government one of the top three digital governments by the time 2025 rolls around.

According to minister Stuart Robert, the transformation would greatly benefit from the public and private sectors working together in order to reach this goal on time.

“If we’re going to reap the benefits of digital transformation, for all Australians, we have to keep moving…we’re going to have to innovate and we’re going to have to get the private and the public sector together perhaps in ways they’ve not done before.”

Reiterating the need for rapid progress in the technology sector due to the nature of a year like 2020, the government goes on to state in the paper that from now on, different sectors of the government should cease to be isolated from one another.

Instead, all areas should be connected to each other – as far as privacy concerns and other healthy limitations will allow it. Using blockchain, all government sectors can benefit from fast and secure transfers of information.

The paper also encourages all interested parties to leave feedback on the project, just one of the many ways the plan seeks to invest in people over the next 5 years.

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