Digital Economy

Participating in the digital economy

Economic and social activities that information and communication technologies deliver form the ‘digital economy’.

Some examples are:

  • Banking
  • Buying and selling goods
  • Accessing education
  • Entertainment using the internet and mobile devices

This space is developing rapidly and it’s changing the way Australians live, work and do business. These changes both challenge Australia’s industries and communities, and provide them with opportunities.


Download theDigital Economy Consultation Paper |


Digital Economy Strategy

The government is launching the Digital Economy Strategy in 2018. The Strategy has been informed by a robust Public Consultation and online discussion on the Digital Economy Consultation Paper.

The Strategy will evolve over time. It will set out how together the government, the private sector and the community can:

  • drive productivity within existing industries
  • take advantage of the changes in our economy
  • open new sources of growth for the future
  • develop world-leading digital business capability for globally engaged, innovative, high-growth businesses of all sizes
  • drive a culture and mindset that supports lifelong learning, a global outlook, and help us respond to change
  • address Australia’s varying digital skills and confidence levels to help everyone succeed in the digital economy.

Read more

Read the government’s announcement on 19 September 2017.

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