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No new money for South Australia’s Digital Restart Fund in 2021-22 Budget

by Dianne Quade •
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The South Australian 2021-22 Budget was handed down on 22 June with a record high deficit forecast and a centrepiece of supporting local jobs and longer-term economic growth.

It also featured a reduced focus on digital transformation of government, with no new funding announced for SA’s Digital Restart Fund (DRF).

The DFR was announced in the previous Budget with an investment of $120 million over a four-year period. It is to be used on projects that improve the digital experience of citizens, businesses and their interactions with the government, and is modelled on the NSW initiative of the same name.

The current SA Budget did not increase this initial DRF injection, although it did elaborate on how $12 million from the Fund will be allocated in 2021-22:

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