Department of Finance

Govdex out, Data#3 takes over Canberra’s digital collaboration

Govdex, the federal government's digital file-sharing and collaboration platform, has been marked for termination for more than a year now. Today Finance's John Sheridan officially signed its death sentence with a blog post announcing ASX listed IT company, Data#3, will be building its replacement. Read More

How can agencies promote ‘information confidence’?

It’s widely accepted that better decisions and evaluations in government are underpinned by evidence that harnesses multiple sources of data and information. The challenge public sector leaders now face is how to share and reuse government information assets for public value, and still maintain public trust. Read More

Labor’s plan to rethink Finance department: 5 key changes

Is there more to Finance than just spending restraint? Federal Labor's shadow finance spokesperson Dr Jim Chalmers proposed a few ideas in an address to the Crawford School of Public Policy last week, including a more sophisticated approach to co-investment as a guiding principle. Chalmers outlines Labor's plan in five parts: Read More