Digital innovation lifts productivity and living standards, and contributes to a stronger, fairer Australia. All Australians have benefited from the introduction of new digital services and will continue to benefit if the nation successfully becomes a leading digital economy.
If Australia is to remain competitive – both globally and in our region – governments, business and the community must not just embrace, but drive, digitisation. As the ‘digital’ and ‘real’ economies are becoming increasingly indistinguishable and inseparable, this will require effort across a wide range of policy areas, from physical infrastructure to regulation through to digital capabilities and inclusion.
Our submission to the Digital Technology Taskforce outlines a number of recommendations for Government that we believe will support Australia becoming a leading digital economy by 2030.