雪上加霜的是，参议院评估委员会的数字转型局无法明确表示该机构采取了哪些措施来挽救学徒管理系统（apprenticeship management system, AAMS）。
4.在线NAPLAN考试（National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy，澳大利亚每年一度的基础教育考试）的出台推迟
谭宝政府宣布2025年之前要成为“数字政府”（digital government, DG）的全球领导者，在7年之内保证所有的服务都能在网上提供。
之后的试点项目还将允许人们在线注册公司、申请政府补贴或者创建My Health Record账户。
『原文』 Digital no different to analogue Government?
Should make for interesting news for the thousands of Australians who’ve had to endure repeated digital drama and project bumbling by a hapless Government.
The announcement comes hot on the heels of news in May 2018 that the government had ditched its beleaguered Apprentice IT platform.
This was after nearly a year of the Government, stating there was nothing wrong with the project.
To make matters worse, at Senate Estimates the Digital Transformation Agency couldn’t say what steps it had taken to rescue the apprenticeship management system (AAMS).
This incident was another embarrassing reminder about the mismanagement of digital projects.
The biggest challenge confronting the Turnbull McCormack Government is to quit its addiction to glitzy digital announcements and get stuck into properly delivering these multimillion dollar projects.
The failed apprenticeship IT system now rounds out the “dirty dozen” of government digital transformation failures:
1. The phenomenal fail of its 2016 Census
2. Repeated crashes of the ATO website: more than 12 over 12 months
3. Delayed revamp of the Child Support Agency website
4. Halted the start of Online NAPLAN testing
5. Guillotined its GOV.AU redesign proposal, wasting nearly $1m
6. Shut its Digital Transformation Office, then renamed it
7. Waved goodbye to its DTO CEO
8. Scored small business thumbs down for overhyped Digital Marketplace
9. Witnessed the arrest of DHS IT contractors for suspected fraud
10. Notched up a record spend on government IT
11. And who can forget…RoboDebt?
Meanwhile, the Hon Michael Keenan MP, Minister for Human Services and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Transformation announced the Turnbull McCormack Government is delivering!
Australia’s digital future!
· Australia to be a world leader in digital government by 2025.
· Most government services to be available online, improving convenience and efficiency for citizens and business.
· Trials to begin in October 2018 of new digital identity solution to enable secure access to online services.
DG by 2025?
The Turnbull McCormack Government has announced ambitious plans for Australia to become a world leader in “digital government (DG)” by 2025, ensuring virtually all services will be available online in just seven years.
Australians want faster and easier access to government services and the Coalition is determined to not only meet those expectations, but to significantly exceed them.
That’s why Minister Keenan is committing Australia to becoming one of the top three countries in the world for DG by 2025.
To help achieve this bold goal, the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) is now working on a whole-of-government Digital Strategy which will set out the key milestones and timeframes for delivering them between now and 2025.
The strategy, which will be published later in 2018, will serve as a roadmap for Government to ensure Australia stays on course.
State of the nation?
As a nation, Australia is already a long way down the road toward becoming a truly digital government and Australia should be proud of what has been achieved so far.
Australia is already three years into a seven-year program to digitally transform the welfare payment system which will eventually enable all benefit types to be claimed and processed online.
The Turnbull McCormack Government wants to be more than just good by international standards. It wants Australia to be a country that others will aspire to emulate.
The advantages of achieving this goal are enormous. Not only will DG significantly improve convenience for our citizens, but businesses will also enjoy improved efficiency and productivity.
Digitisation will also deliver significant cost savings for Government. At present, a traditional over the counter transaction such as registering a business name costs the taxpayers $17 to process, on average.
By enabling transactions to be conducted entirely online, the cost of processing can drop to as little as about 40 cents. To put that into context, governments around Australia process about 800 million transactions every year.
The key to ensuring online transactions are conducted securely is the development of a trusted digital identity solution. Think of it as a 100-point digital ID check that will unlock access to almost any government agency through a single portal such as a myGov account.
The first of several pilot programs using a “beta” version of what will be known as myGovID will begin in October 2018.
The initial pilot will enable 100,000 participants to apply for a Tax File number online.
Currently, applicants can fill in a form online, but then have to print it out and take it to their local post office where their identification can be verified before they can submit it for processing.
This process can take up to a month to complete, but the pilot will reduce that time to a single day and all without having to leave the comfort of your living room.
Later pilots will enable users to register a business online, apply for government grants or establish a My Health Record account.
Other key initiatives being announced include:
· The release of a new Digital Sourcing Framework which includes a set of key principals to ensure fair, effective and efficient ICT procurement,
· Consultation on a new Portfolio Panel policy to simplify procurement, and
· Expanding the Digital Marketplace to include a new Training Marketplace which will be launched later.
As with everything the Government does, privacy and security will be at the heart of any of the changes we plan to make as we embark on our journey towards full digital government.
Consultation will also be vital with both industry and relevant interest groups to ensure the Turnbull McCormack Government delivers services that people will want to use and also trust.
What is your opinion on DG and Australia becoming a world leader by 2025?
B. Worth the pain?
C. Not going to work?
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