The Consumer Data Right will be rolled out sector by sector, starting in the banking, energy, and telecommunications sectors.
SMBs were awarded more than 75 percent of the government’s $50 million in technology contracts since the launch of its Digital Marketplace in August 2016.
Fifty-two projects across Australia have received funding through the first round of the government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Program, with grants totalling $28.5 million.
The Federal Government has assembled its core data platforms together under the remit of the Digital Transformation Agency, which will oversee key data.
The Federal Government has introduced reforms around its IT procurement processes to open up project opportunities to startups.
The Federal Government has launched an ICT Procurement Taskforce to garner feedback from startups on how government ICT contracts can be made more accessible to small innovators.
In a bid to increase the standard and support of Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities development, the government has launched a new global initiative called Hypercat Australia. The initiative is part of an alliance with industry leaders, corporates and government to transform Australian cities into smarter and tech driven hubs.
Angus Taylor, Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, and Ed Husic, Labor’s digital innovation and startups spokesman, took part in election 2016’s first ministerial debate on innovation and digital transformation.