Innovation Showcase

This is a case study about the Digital Canberra Challenge, and involves open innovation and industry development.Key details What is it? The Digital Canberra Challenge is an ACT Government initiative, managed by NICTA’s eGovernment Cluster, to engage Canberra innovators in solving business challenges in public administration When did it launch? August 2013 What does it involve? Open innovation, industry development.The Digital Canberra Challenge“How do we open a dialogue between the innovation...
Please note this item was originally published on a separate Innovation Showcase website on 17 August 2010. It was migrated to the Public Sector Innovation Toolkit on 3 April 2014.The Department of Immigration and Citizenship established a high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) broadcast production capacity within the National Communications Branch (NatComms) in 2006. Production and Design (PD) section was established within the branch to provide a wide range of services to the...
What if someone asked you “ What was the best innovation implemented in/by the Australian Public Service in the last year?”What would you say? Maybe you’d suggest one of the examples we highlighted in our Innovation Month video or point to something you read about it in the media. Or maybe your answer would be “I don’t know”.We know there are great examples out there. The work we do with Public Sector Innovation Month and the Innovation Showcase is about sharing stories, examples and practical...
Please note this item was originally published on a separate Innovation Showcase website on 25 May 2010. It was migrated to the Public Sector Innovation Toolkit on 3 April 2014.The Museum’s collection database went live in mid-2006, making the entire collection available online for the first time. The goal was to create a user-friendly experience for all citizens, to search and browse the collection. To this end, the collection features a simple search box, the ability to browse using the...
Please note this item was originally published on a separate Innovation Showcase website on 26 February 2011. It was migrated to the Public Sector Innovation Toolkit on 4 April 2014.VANguard is a Whole-of-Government service delivered by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR).  It is a key enabler of the Government Strategy for business-to-government transactions, delivering a range of secure eAuthentication services including: User Authentication Service – (UAS);...
Please note this item was originally published on a separate Innovation Showcase website on 8 August 2011. It was migrated to the Public Sector Innovation Toolkit on 4 April 2014.The Digitalbusiness.gov.au website provides up-to-date practical guidance for Australian small to medium businesses and community organisations about how to establish or enhance their online presence and use online productivity tools. Topics include establishing a website, e-commerce, social media, search engine...
Please note this item was originally published on a separate Innovation Showcase website on 25 May 2010. It was migrated to the Public Sector Innovation Toolkit on 2 April 2014.The Powerhouse Museum started its first blog ‘Fresh...
Last week I was delighted to launch Innovation Month 2014 in my official capacity as Secretary of the Department of Industry. This is a subject that matters to me personally as well as professionally, and I am very happy to be in a position where I can champion and support it.As well as launching the Month, in my role as President of the ACT Division of the Institute of Public Administration Australia I was also very pleased to Chair the event “Is Australia Ready for the Public Service to be...
One of the issues we had in preparing Empowering Change: Fostering Innovation in the Australian Public Service was that it was not always easy to find examples of innovation.We certainly knew innovation was happening, and there are examples in Empowering Change and the Australian National Audit Office’s report Innovation in the Public Sector: Enabling Better Performance, Driving New Directions.But we know there’s a lot more innovation happening out there in the public sector in Australia.This...
myTax, a new service from the Australian Taxation Office, provides a completely online and streamlined process for people with straightforward taxation matters to lodge their tax return as an individual.Key details What is it? myTax is a streamlined tax return designed for people with straightforward tax affairs When did it launch? July 2014 What innovation elements does the case study involve? Co-design, digital, marketing.myTaxEvery year over 12m Australians lodge their income tax returns,...