The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, announced on Tuesday, 9 December an online consultation on the future of Australia’s digital economy.
The Digital Economy Blog is the first in a series of trial online policy consultations being coordinated by the Australian Government Information Management Office. Running for 18 days, the Digital Economy Blog will canvass community views on a range of topics relevant to our digital future. Readers will be free to post their views.
Upcoming blog posts include:
- What does the digital economy encompass?
- How do we maintain the same civil society we enjoy offline in an online world?
- How can the digital economy respond to environmental concerns?
- What should Australia do to ensure that our businesses and citizens have the necessary skills to participate fully in the digital economy?
- How can we measure the success of Australia’s digital economy?
“For the next 18 days, we will be conducting a public conversation on the potential of the digital economy in Australia ranging from environmental and social opportunities to regulatory frameworks and skills shortages,” Senator Conroy said.
“The Australian public has a great enthusiasm for digital technologies and I expect a very lively discussion on the blog about the future of our digital economy,” he said.
The Digital Economy Blog can be found at: www.dbcde.gov.au/digitaleconomyblog