Digital portals and tools for police put government in innovation spotlight

New South Wales’ OneGov digital portal and Northern Territory Police’s facial recognition technology have taken out innovation awards, although the private sector continues to dominate.

The iAwards, run by the Australian Information Industry Association, is now in its 22nd year and reflects the impact of the technology sector in improve Australia’s prosperity.

Tasmania’s Sensing Tourist Travel and CSIRO’s Global Initative for Honey Bee Health were the merit placers in the government and public sector category.

Adrian Turner, chief executive of CSIRO’s Data61, said Australia has an accelerating innovation ecosystem where research, government, industry and start-ups come together to build a supportive environment, key to progress:

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