Victoria’s Technology Minister, Gordon Rich-Phillips, has launched a website seeking public input into the State’s ‘Digital Economy Strategy’. The site, found at www.digital-economy.vic.gov.au, urges Victorians and other stakeholders to submit ideas and exchange views until consultation officially closes on 30 July, 2014.
“The Digital Economy Strategy aims to position Victoria as a strong and innovative digital economy that can capture the substantial benefits and opportunities generated by digital technologies,” according to the Minister’s press release.
“We want to use the Digital Economy Strategy website and co-production approach to invite innovative and effective strategies for boosting Victoria’s digital capability, capacity and skills. We are particularly interested in hearing how government can actively help to improve digital capabilities.”
The site’s strategy themes include digital inclusion, competitive SMEs, infrastructure, innovation and entrepreneurship, telecommuting, and a skilled workforce. The Minister expects these to “diversify as contributors suggest new ideas and ways of approaching the strategy.”
On 17 June 2014, Queensland released their GoDigitalQld Queensland Digital Economy Strategy and Action Plan. On the launch of GoDigitalQld, Intermedium reported that it has “addressable opportunities related to the implementation of ICT-as-a-service and its One-Stop Shop initiative that are likely to emerge before the end of 2014.”
The Twitter hashtag for Victoria’s consultation is #digitaleconomyvic