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$95m for the Digital Transformation Office in the 2015 Budget

14 May, 2015
By Allison Orr

The government announced in January that they would establish a Digital Transformation Office (DTO), to work on a whole-of-government digital service delivery system.  It is due to be officially launched on 1 July 2015. 

In Tuesday night’s Budget, the Government has allocated $95 million to get the DTO up and running.  The Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull, has previously indicated that the staff of the DTO will employ around 100 staff, including developers, designers, researchers and content specialists.

This $95 is part of a larger allocation of $254.7 million targeted at improving digital services within the public sector, as reported by Supratim Adhikari in Business Spectator.

Part of these funds will be spent on developing a “Tell us Once” capability, which will allow citizens to update their personal details once across government.  This is part of the DTO’s project to give people one “digital identity” to interact with all government services.

Previously published in undefined.

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