Countries around the world are investing heavily to take advantage of the significant economic and social opportunities that a digital economy can bring.
Australia’s ongoing economic success depends on our ability to harness technological advances to improve existing businesses, create new products and markets, and enhance daily life.
A report by Data61 estimates that improvements to existing industries and growth of new ones could be worth $315 billion to the Australian economy over the next decade.
Australia’s Tech Future details how Australia can maximise the opportunities of technological change by focusing on four key areas:
- People: developing Australia’s digital skills and leaving no one behind
- Services: how government can better deliver digital services
- Digital assets: building infrastructure and providing secure access to high-quality data
- The enabling environment: maintaining our cyber security and reviewing our regulatory systems
Under each of these elements, the agenda sets clear outcomes, identifies opportunities and areas that need further focus, and outlines corresponding government plans of action.
By working together we can ensure Australians can share in the opportunities of a growing, globally competitive modern economy, enabled by technology.