Although CrimTrac, the law enforcement body tasked with facilitating multi-jurisdictional information sharing has not released an RFT, Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan, has announced Crimtrac’s intention to go to market for a new biometrics system, to replace the National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS) by 2017.
The Request For Tender (RFT) is for baseline ICT management services, which will include operational responsibility for Server Standard Operating Environment (SOE) Management, Desktop Standard Operating Environment (SOE) Management, Database Management, Directory Management, Email Management, and End Point Protection Management...
Service NSW, the NSW Government’s customer service agency, has received approval and budget funding to expand the breadth of digital transactions available to the public over the next two years.
In addition to opening another 8 ‘one-stop shops’ to complement the existing 18 service centres, Service NSW will trial other innovative smart stores and kiosks in the coming year.
Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet, said planning is underway to build on the Service NSW digital service, which currently offers access or information on multiple transactions for customers.
“We are looking to put more transactions online as well as introduce new initiative such as LiveChat in the coming months to save customers time and allow them to increasingly use their mobile or portable device,” Minister Perrottet said...
A mobile application that assists victims of crime traverse the justice system has been released by Victims Services, a part of the newly renamed NSW Department of Justice. It is hoped that the app will help victims reduce stress and trauma, states the website.
The free app, named ‘Justice Journey’, brings together existing resources such as court procedure education videos via YouTube, support agency links, and clickable phone numbers.
Separate pages are allocated to the stages the victim is likely to go through in their justice journey: the crime being committed; reporting the crime; crime investigation; getting ready for court; the victim’s time at court; and, after court. ...
The New South Wales Department of Police and Justice is now to be known simply as the Department of Justice after the entity’s second name change in as many months.
The Department was renamed to the Department of Police and Justice in late April 2014 following the Ministerial reshuffle that occurred after Mike Baird became Premier. It was previously known as the Department of Attorney-General and Justice.
The latest name change, first reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, apparently came following a backlash by the legal fraternity over the inclusion of ‘Police’ in the agency’s name at the expense of ‘Attorney-General’.