The US White House has open sourced its custom Facebook messenger bot as part of efforts to encourage more governments to enable interactions with politicians over the social media platform.
At a WA OGCIO Masterclass, McKinsey & Company's Martin Lundqvist said embracing digital will require governments to make widespread structural and technology changes.
The government has announced plans to transform the current Digital Transformation Office into the larger and more powerful Digital Transformation Agency.
As part of ongoing efforts to reduce red tape, the Western Australian government has revealed plans to implement an online licensing system for more than 40 occupations.
The Queensland Government has launched an online state of the environment report that calls on more than 100 datasets.
Federal Minister for Human Services Alan Tudge will use next month's GovInnovate summit to detail the government's plans to use digital technologies to transform service delivery.
Emergency technology goes beyond the communications gap as social media, the Internet of Things and big data gain traction within citizen-minded emergency services agencies.
The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has approved a $395 million contract with 8common to adopt the Expense8 travel and expense management platform.
WorkSafe Victoria and creative agency Naked have developed a new awareness campaign designed to encourage young employees to speak up if they feel unsafe at work.
One of the key architects of the Obama Administration's digital government transformation efforts, Hillary Hartley, will visit the GovInnovate summit in Canberra in November to share her expertise.
NSW has become the first state to arrange to procure ICT services using the federal government's Digital Marketplace platform.
The House of Representatives has completed work on an electronic petitioning system to allow citizens to potentially take their grievances directly to the House.
Australia's Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, Angus Taylor, believes that collaboration with the private sector and smart technologies will be vital to ensuring Australian cities' prosperity.
Australian Public Service data specialists are being encouraged to apply for Data Fellowships with CSIRO's Data61.
The Productivity Commission has recommended that the government consider investing in data analytics capabilities such as machine learning to help improve migrant selection and policy-setting.