Regulatory settings and standards that enhance competitiveness
The Government and industry will jointly establish a mechanism for continuous consultation with industry on digital business policy issues.
Establish a mechanism for Government to have continuous consultation with industry on e-commerce policy issues.
Recognise the centrality of e-commerce to the creative services industries and ensure appropriate representation in industry and government processes in developing e-commerce and digital trade policy.
Progress to date
The Digital Technology Taskforce was established by the Government in November 2019. The Taskforce, hosted in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, is looking to ensure Australia is a leading digital economy by 2030. The Taskforce works with industry, including large and small businesses, the community and with relevant Australian Government agencies.
On 6 May 2021, the Government released Australia’s Digital Economy Strategy. The Digital Economy Strategy sets out how Australia will secure its future as a modern and leading digital economy by 2030. It builds on the Government’s existing data and digital initiatives, sets out further action under in the 2021-22 Budget and defines future pathways to 2030, including ambitious targets.
The Digital Economy Strategy builds on the Government’s previous investments, including the Digital Business Plan.
The Government is consulting broadly on digital trade issues, including encouraging industry to engage with the development of DFAT’s Future of Digital Trade Rules discussion paper by making submissions.