Category Archives: Innovation Showcase

The Innovation Showcase is intended to highlight innovation and Gov 2.0 initiatives as they are developed. Guidance about submitting an example to the Showcase can be found at https://innovation.govspace.gov.au/innovation-showcase-submission-guidance/.
The aim is to help government agencies share examples of innovation and to consider whether such ideas might be applied to other contexts.
We hope that one of the ways that the Showcase will be valuable is by providing a historical resource of innovations that have been tried.
As noted in the report Empowering Change: Fostering Innovation in the Australian Public Service, one of the challenges of innovation in the public sector is ensuring that changes will be lasting. It is hoped that over time the Innovation Showcase will provide a reference of when innovations were introduced to the public sector and this will help us understand how they evolved over time (or did not).
These examples will not be updated or removed, but will be kept on the Showcase as a historical resource of previous innovations, successful or otherwise.

IPAA Public Sector Innovation Awards – Nominations Closing Soon

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 […]

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APS Innovation Snapshot 2015

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 […]

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APS Innovation Awards – Testing we’re on the right track

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 […]

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Developing Innovation Awards for the APS

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. […]

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Innovation Showcase: myTax

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 […]

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Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy Virtual Seminar Series 2014

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 […]

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Innovation Showcase: Medicine Shortages Information Initiative

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 […]

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Innovation Showcase: Digital Canberra Challenge

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 […]

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Supporting Innovation Month 2014

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 […]

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Innovation Showcase – Business Victoria website

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? […]

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