- Published: 27 April 2009
The Government introduced the e-Award in 2006 to promote excellence in the use of ICT at all levels of Government.
The projects nominated for the finals this year came from The Australian Bureau of Statistics; the Australian Taxation Office; the Child Support Agency; the Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations; the Department of Immigration and Citizenship; Intellectual Property Australia; Queensland’s Tablelands Regional Council; and the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development.
The ABS was nominated for its Census Data Online (CDATA Online) project, which allowed users to create customised tables maps and graphs based on information of interest to them and the ATO was nominated for two projects; Pre-filling of Income Tax Returns and its Tax Office eLibrary.
The CSA received its nomination for the Child Support Estimator, which allows separated parents to calculate an estimate of how much they will be expected to pay or receive in child support.
DEEWR’s Parliamentary Document Management System is up for the award for its management of the flow of documents within a Government Agency, and the flow of documents to and from the Minister’s office, a system is expected to be used by 11 Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries by the end of 2009.
Two projects from DIAC, eVisitor and Visa Wizard and the Citizenship Wizard have been nominated with eVisitor allowing overseas visitors to electronically lodge their visa applications if visiting for tourism or business purposes and the Visa Wizard being an interactive self-service tool providing prospective travellers with information about visas. The Citizenship Wizard provides citizenship information to clients based on their personal circumstances.
IP Australia’s AusPat system provides a single point of enquiry for all Australian electronic patent data and the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development's youthcentral initiative connects young people aged 12 to 25 with their local communities and Government.
The final finalist is the North Queensland Wildfire Mitigation Project created by the Tablelands Regional Council which provides a shared mapping and data-exchange facility for Agencies involved in wildfire management.
The 2009 e-Award will be presented at an ICT dinner at CeBIT Australia 2009, which will coincide with the e-Government Forum in May.
Quelle/Source: PS News, 29.04.2009
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