Government consulted the local ICT industry, digital industry groups, government departments and members of the public. This included:
- advice from the Ministerial ICT Advisory Council with an ICT Issues Paper submitted to the Economic Summits to inform discussion
- two dedicated summit workshops for members of the local ICT industry, digital businesses and the ICT profession to input to the Territory Economic Development Framework
- contribution to government's Infrastructure Strategy and 10 Year Infrastructure Plan
- advice from government departments and research into the digital initiatives of other governments
- collation of digital stories from across the Territory and
- the community in general through a range of options, online, email and at Digital Strategy forums held in Darwin and Alice Springs.
Developing a strategy provided the opportunity to engage local industry and the community in clarifying our combined aspirations for the Territory as a digital economy. The discussion paper was framed around the government's five priority areas of jobs, children, bush, community and trust.
Each priority sets the digital scene. A series of questions then followed about emerging issues and ideas and input were sought to consider ways we can harness technology into the future to:
- help local businesses to thrive and create more jobs
- strengthen government delivery of better services in the bush
- support our children through their digital lives to take full advantage of emerging career opportunities
- create and support safe, sustainable, vibrant communities
- enable local ICT and digital industries to diversify and strengthen
- improve accountability and restore trust in government.
A range of submissions and feedback were received as part of the consultation phase of the Discussion Paper: towards a digital strategy for the NT.
The documents listed are provided with the author's approval to release publicly.
- Alannah and Madeline Foundation submission (pdf 369 kb)
- Australian Computer Society (ACS) (pdf 788 kb)
- Charles Darwin University (CDU) (pdf 696 kb)
- Desert Knowledge Australia (pdf 5.3 mb)
- Guppytraders.com (pdf 168 kb)
- Higher Education Consulting Group (HECG) (pdf 227 kb)
- Microsoft (pdf 41 mb)
- Ngukurr Community (Hitnet/Ethos Global Foundation) (pdf 113 kb)
- Professional Historians Association NT (PHA NT) (pdf 44 kb)
- Telstra (pdf 143 kb)