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A05/37 17 August 2005

Connected Government website released

The Special Minister of State, Senator Eric Abetz, today announced the launch of a new Government website to help Australian public servants work more effectively across Government departments and agency boundaries.

“The Connected Government website that I am launching today will promote the benefits of cross-agency approaches to Australian Government Public Servants,” said Minister Abetz.

The Connected Government website includes practical tips and examples to assist public service employees to work across multiple agencies and provides users with links to guides, tools, directories and training information.

Minister Abetz said the Connected Government website will not only assist public servants, but will also provide researchers and the public with a clear view of how the Australian Government is delivering better outcomes through cross-agency approaches.

The website was a key recommendation of the 2004 report Connecting Government: Whole of Government Responses to Australia’s Priority Challenges.

The report was released by the Management Advisory Committee, a peak group of agency and portfolio heads who advise the Australian Government on public service management issues.

The website development was a whole of government initiative, overseen by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; the Australian Public Service Commission; Centrelink; the Department of Education, Science and Technology, the Department of Transport and Regional Services and the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO).

The website will continue to expand its content and functions under the guidance of the Australian

Public Service Commission.

AGIMO will continue to manage the technical development of the website and provide advice, in alignment with its role in ensuring the Australian Government maximises the value of information and communication technologies.

The Connected Government website is available on the internet at www.connected.gov.au.

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