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The digital economy opens up vast opportunities for government and businesses alike; it will increase productivity, efficiency and of course leave behind the world of ‘paper’.
The advent of the virtual world is changing how we interact and how we work. Increased engagement in the digital economy translates to a stronger and more productive national economy 1
The Australian Government has announced that by 2017, all agencies will use digital platforms as their major channel of service delivery.
This commits agencies to implementing end-to-end online processing for government services — with a single authentication process.
To accelerate the provision of digital government services, the Government is adopting a ‘convenient services anytime anywhere’ policy, turning the approach to digital from opt-in, to opt-out.
That means developing digital services that are so straight forward and convenient, that the businesses that can use them, will choose to do so.
‘Technology has become integral to the way government provides services and interacts with business.’
We live in a world where widespread access to fixed and mobile data networks allows business to be conducted anywhere, anytime, and with any device.
Across the world, we’re seeing government investment in ICT programs rapidly move from providing simple information and interactions on websites, to more complex transactional exchanges.
Research indicates businesses that integrate a wide range of digital tools grow twice as fast as those who don’t.
The vision and mission of the ABR Program
The ABR Program’s digital infrastructure four key elements.
The ABR is a comprehensive database of identity information provided by businesses when they register for an ABN.
SBR provides business with a more efficient and accurate reporting capability by automating the preparation and lodgement of government reports directly from business software.
AUSkey is a cost effective, secure and easier way for businesses to digitally verify their identity for online transactions with government agencies.
The Australian Reporting Dictionary (ARD) is an online resource to assist government and businesses to find and use correct terms through a common data dictionary.
The ABR Program works together with the services it provides to support service delivery to business.
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