The federal government is to close down many of its more than 1500 websites, with the hope to offer an integrated coherent all of government service through one mega portal website called gov.au.
The first alpha version of the website was released today by the Assistant Minister for Digital Transformation Angus Taylor and the Digital Transformation Office CEO Paul Shetler.
“Gov.au is designed to integrate multiple services from across government. It will guide people through complex tasks — for example, starting a business, moving into aged care, moving house, or travelling overseas — so they can get things done quickly and easily,” Taylor said.
“The Australian government currently operates more than 1000 websites, with information often duplicated and out of date. It can be incredibly frustrating to find your way within and across sites, and many of us know this from personal experience.”