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NSW launches digital licenses for motorists

14/06/2016 Shahida Sweeney Government

NSW’s Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Dominic Perrottet, has announced a new digital service, enabling motorists to gain license renewals online. This is without having to visit a Service NSW centre, in person. Eligible customers can renew their licence online for up to 5 years using their existing photo. This can be done by logging on to the Service NSW website or using mobile apps.

WA lags behind on digital services, warns audit report

27/05/2016 Shahida Sweeney Government

Western Australia is lagging behind best-practice in making government services available and easy to use online, warns a new report released by the Auditor-General, William Murphy. This report acknowledges that on-line access delivers significant savings. However, some opportunities for efficiencies are being missed. The administration needs to prioritise the online delivery of services.

Victorian government launches 2016-2020 ICT strategy

12/05/2016 Shahida Sweeney Government

The Victorian special minister for state, Gavin Jennings, has unveiled the state’s 2016–2020 ICT Strategy. The focus is on digital government, open data access and streamlining the roll-out of ICT projects. Key priority areas incorporate information and data reforms, open government, access to mobile and digital services, and fast-tracking governance arrangements for procurement. 

Productivity Commissions launches big data inquiry

11/05/2016 Shahida Sweeney Government

The Productivity Commission is inviting academics, government agencies, and private entities with large data holdings to contribute to a new public inquiry on “Data Availability and Use.”

Chairman Peter Harris says big data and analytics may need to move “out of the backroom and into the showroom.” The way data is being collected and used, or not used, is changing rapidly. “This presents both new opportunities and new risks."