‘Way of the future’: Shorten bullish on digital govt incubators

Government Services minister Bill Shorten has credited an incubator-style development process for the swift arrival of digital statutory declarations on myGov, an approach he believes offers a way forward for the federal government.

In a speech on Thursday, Mr Shorten said the end-to-end digital witnessing feature, which removes the need for Australians to visit a Justice of the Peace (JP), was a “brilliant” example of where the public service has nurtured an idea from inception to delivery.

The end-to-end digital witnessing option, which relies on myGovID and the Australian Government Digital ID System to verify the identity of an individual, became available on myGov earlier this month.

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