The Coalition will accelerate the digitisation of government services and drive innovation in government by: investing $50 million to modernise myGov and streamline the myGov login process; delivering a digital transformation roadmap for government by November 2016; and establishing a taskforce in the Prime Minister’s Department to reform government ICT procurement policies.
Our National Innovation and Science Agenda will see an additional $145 million invested to boost collaboration and encourage stronger linkages between universities and industry.
The Coalition’s Policy to Expand Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Through P-TECH Style Pilot Schools
The Coalition will continue to grow our investment in all schools across Australia from its current record levels to a total of $73.6 billion over the next four years. That is $16 billion this year, up to $20 billion in 2020.
In the knowledge economy, people are our greatest resource, and smart cities put people first. The Coalition will innovate with smart policy, smart investment and smart technology to ensure our cities are more liveable, more productive, and more prosperous.
Innovation is an important part of the Coalition’s economic plan for jobs and growth. The Coalition has a strong record supporting innovation and startup businesses, investing around $10 billion a year on innovation, science and research.