Innovation Showcase

Do you work with someone in the APS who has done/is doing something clever, new and/or experimental? Have you thought about nominating them for the new IPAA Public Sector Innovation Awards?If so, there’s only two weeks left to nominate so we recommend you start now. Nominations can be self-nominated or nominated by peers. Any individual, work unit, group or team of a Commonwealth Government entity may nominate an initiative for the Awards.The nomination doesn’t have to be for the biggest thing...
This is an html version of the inaugural APS (Australian Public Service) Innovation Snapshot Report. You can also access a PDF version, APS Innovation Snapshot 2015 (PDF 3.3MB), or have a look at the experimental 'Instagram version'. Foreword Making an Innovative Public Service Highlights of 2015 The APS Innovation Agenda APS Innovation Case Studies 2015 The International Context - What's happening elsewhere? Reflections from the Public Sector Innovation Team ConclusionForeword“This is a...
We’re seeking the help of our colleagues to test that we’re on the right track with the development of the new Innovation Awards for the Australian Public Service (APS).As we shared earlier in the year, we’re working with IPAA ACT to establish a set of innovation awards to recognise some of the novel things happening across the public service.The working group has made a lot of progress, and we’re getting quite excited about launching the awards next year.Before we do so though, we’d like to...
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...
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,...
What is the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy Virtual Seminar Series 2014 (VSS)?The Virtual Seminar Series (VSS) is Safe Work Australia’s innovative approach to delivering key business objectives including: supporting the implementation of the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 (Australian Strategy), and promoting community awareness and knowledge of work health and safety matters.This free online event ran through Safe Work Australia Month in October 2014 and was a...
Medicines Shortages Information Initiative (MSII)The Medicine Shortages Information website, hosted by the TGA, is the key tool for delivering consolidated information to support health professionals and consumers when there is a medicine shortage. In addition, there is also an alert service where subscribers receive an email with new and updated medicines shortage information.Key details What is it? The Medicine Shortages Information Initiative is a new service to keep Australians informed...
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...
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...
This is a case study about the redevelopment of the Business Victoria website, and involves procurement, design thinking and Gov 2.0.Key details What is it?The redevelopment of the Business Victoria website to provide a better experience for site visitors, particularly those using mobile devices When did it launch?30 March 2014 What did it involve?Procurement, design thinking, and Gov 2.0 What has it achieved?Increased engagement, positive feedback from users, higher website traffic, and faster...