Welcome to GoDigitalQld - Queensland Digital Economy Strategy and Action Plan

The Queensland Government is now in caretaker mode until after the state election. Minimal updates will be made to this site until after the election results are declared.

Through GoDigitalQld, the Queensland Government is encouraging the use of digital technologies by government agencies, business and individuals, to create business opportunities, promote economic growth and improve the lives and lifestyles of Queenslanders.

This interactive engagement space is regularly updated with digital updates and opportunities. Some of the ‘digital’ updates and opportunities that have been delivered:

  • The Digital Skills for all Queenslanders roadshow visited regional towns to enable participants the opportunity to get hands-on with digital technologies, learn about digital skills, understand the benefits that digital inclusion can bring to a community and hear from experts and real life practitioners about their own digital journeys. Click here for more information on the events.

  • Building your digital capability – Digital Scorecard
    Work out your digital score to find out if your organisation is destined to thrive, succeed and compete in the global marketplace.
    Understand how digitally prepared your organisation is by taking Queensland Government’s free, confidential online assessment and receive a Digital Scorecard.
    You will also:
    - gain tips on how your organisation can improve its digital capability
    - be able to compare your organisation with other similar ones in your region and industry
    - be notified about Digital Business Workshops in your area to help improve your digital score.


FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DISCUSSION PAPER ON DEVELOPING A NATIONAL‘DIGITAL ECONOMY STRATEGY’

The Australian government has recently announced that it will develop a national ‘Digital Economy Strategy’ which will focus on ways that governments, businesses and the community can adjust to seize the benefits of digital transformation. The government has released a discussion paper entitled: The Digital Economy: Opening up the conversation (available at: https://industry.gov.au/innovation/Digital-Economy/Documents/Digital-Economy-Strategy-Consultation-Paper.pdf), and called for submissions by 30 November 2017.

The Australian government is encouraging us all to read the discussion paper and share views on some, or all, of the topics or 22questions. We encourage interested parties to visit http://industry.gov.au/digitaleconomy to share views, to get more information, or to sign up for strategy updates. You can contact the Australian government by emailing: digitaleconomy@industry.gov.au. Alternatively, you can contact them by mail – the address is Digital EconomyStrategy Team, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, GPO Box 2013.Canberra ACT 2601.

If you would like to share your ideas with the Hub Community please use 'Your Stories' below.


Queensland Digital Economy Strategy

The Queensland Government is currently compiling and analysing the final report for the ‘Queensland Digital Economy Strategy and Action Plan’ (GoDigitalQld). The Strategy and Action Plan has served as a roadmap to using digital technologies, digital content and innovative services to boost Queensland’s productivity and connectivity. Ourfinal report will provide an overview of what has been achieved and we hope to be able to share this with you soon.


Nominate a community digital champion – NOW OPEN!

Do you know someone who could help others be more digitally savvy in your community?

Nominate them for the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions program.

Champions will come from all walks of life. They can be any age and represent any industry, community or demographic group. In some cases, Champions will be individuals who have simply seen a need and found a digital solution. They may not have had a background in digital technologies.

Champions will be voluntarily conducting activities in their communities to help improve Queensland’s digital literacy and digital adoption.

Visit www.qld.gov.au/digitalchampions to find out more.


Tell us about your experiences regarding the use of digital technologies and how they are helping Queensland industry, businesses, communities and individuals.

Share Your Stories.


G o D i g i t a l Q l d


The Queensland Government is now in caretaker mode until after the state election. Minimal updates will be made to this site until after the election results are declared.

Through GoDigitalQld, the Queensland Government is encouraging the use of digital technologies by government agencies, business and individuals, to create business opportunities, promote economic growth and improve the lives and lifestyles of Queenslanders.

This interactive engagement space is regularly updated with digital updates and opportunities. Some of the ‘digital’ updates and opportunities that have been delivered:

  • The Digital Skills for all Queenslanders roadshow visited regional towns to enable participants the opportunity to get hands-on with digital technologies, learn about digital skills, understand the benefits that digital inclusion can bring to a community and hear from experts and real life practitioners about their own digital journeys. Click here for more information on the events.

  • Building your digital capability – Digital Scorecard
    Work out your digital score to find out if your organisation is destined to thrive, succeed and compete in the global marketplace.
    Understand how digitally prepared your organisation is by taking Queensland Government’s free, confidential online assessment and receive a Digital Scorecard.
    You will also:
    - gain tips on how your organisation can improve its digital capability
    - be able to compare your organisation with other similar ones in your region and industry
    - be notified about Digital Business Workshops in your area to help improve your digital score.


FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DISCUSSION PAPER ON DEVELOPING A NATIONAL‘DIGITAL ECONOMY STRATEGY’

The Australian government has recently announced that it will develop a national ‘Digital Economy Strategy’ which will focus on ways that governments, businesses and the community can adjust to seize the benefits of digital transformation. The government has released a discussion paper entitled: The Digital Economy: Opening up the conversation (available at: https://industry.gov.au/innovation/Digital-Economy/Documents/Digital-Economy-Strategy-Consultation-Paper.pdf), and called for submissions by 30 November 2017.

The Australian government is encouraging us all to read the discussion paper and share views on some, or all, of the topics or 22questions. We encourage interested parties to visit http://industry.gov.au/digitaleconomy to share views, to get more information, or to sign up for strategy updates. You can contact the Australian government by emailing: digitaleconomy@industry.gov.au. Alternatively, you can contact them by mail – the address is Digital EconomyStrategy Team, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, GPO Box 2013.Canberra ACT 2601.

If you would like to share your ideas with the Hub Community please use 'Your Stories' below.


Queensland Digital Economy Strategy

The Queensland Government is currently compiling and analysing the final report for the ‘Queensland Digital Economy Strategy and Action Plan’ (GoDigitalQld). The Strategy and Action Plan has served as a roadmap to using digital technologies, digital content and innovative services to boost Queensland’s productivity and connectivity. Ourfinal report will provide an overview of what has been achieved and we hope to be able to share this with you soon.


Nominate a community digital champion – NOW OPEN!

Do you know someone who could help others be more digitally savvy in your community?

Nominate them for the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions program.

Champions will come from all walks of life. They can be any age and represent any industry, community or demographic group. In some cases, Champions will be individuals who have simply seen a need and found a digital solution. They may not have had a background in digital technologies.

Champions will be voluntarily conducting activities in their communities to help improve Queensland’s digital literacy and digital adoption.

Visit www.qld.gov.au/digitalchampions to find out more.


Tell us about your experiences regarding the use of digital technologies and how they are helping Queensland industry, businesses, communities and individuals.

Share Your Stories.


G o D i g i t a l Q l d


  • Fake myGov email alert

    9 months ago

    Stay Smart Online have issued a high priority alert with regards to a fake myGov email claiming to be from the Australian Government.

    Read more here.

    Stay Smart Online have issued a high priority alert with regards to a fake myGov email claiming to be from the Australian Government.

    Read more here.

  • Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions (AQCDC) Round Three Announcement

    11 months ago
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    The next round of Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions were announced today. The 18 Champions are assisting their respective communities using various digital elements including online video marketing, digital platforms, digital predictive tool, social media, and online programs. Please view the new Champions here.



    The next round of Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions were announced today. The 18 Champions are assisting their respective communities using various digital elements including online video marketing, digital platforms, digital predictive tool, social media, and online programs. Please view the new Champions here.



  • Queensland's Digital Divide workshop

    12 months ago

    Following the release of Measuring Australia Digital Divide – the Australian Digital Inclusion Index 2016 report in August, the Queensland Government, in collaboration with Telstra, held the Queensland’s Digital Divide discussion and workshop at The Edge on 15 November.

    The objectives of the workshop were to consider the impact of Queensland’s digital divide, consider reasons for digital exclusion and to explore possible solutions to reduce this digital gap.

    Based on the findings of the digital index report, particular focus was placed on the North West Queensland, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and the... Continue reading

    Following the release of Measuring Australia Digital Divide – the Australian Digital Inclusion Index 2016 report in August, the Queensland Government, in collaboration with Telstra, held the Queensland’s Digital Divide discussion and workshop at The Edge on 15 November.

    The objectives of the workshop were to consider the impact of Queensland’s digital divide, consider reasons for digital exclusion and to explore possible solutions to reduce this digital gap.

    Based on the findings of the digital index report, particular focus was placed on the North West Queensland, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and the Seniors and Disability sectors.

    Almost 100 people, representing government, regional communities, Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions, business and industry, corporates and not-for-profit organisations, participated in the workshop.

    Participants expressed the need for digital literacy programs to be co-designed and community based.

    A real challenge in finding ways to improve digital inclusion is convincing those who are currently resisting the adoption of digital technologies, the value of being connected to the online world and how this will improve their lives.

    The Digital Economy and Productivity unit with the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation has created a website to facilitate this discussion, share ideas and to seek opportunities to develop collaborative strategies aimed at reducing Queensland’s digital divide.

  • Building a business in a digital age

    about 1 year ago

    The 'Building a Business with Code' Workshops were held last week in the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast regions on 24-25 August 2016. The Workshops showed businesses the essential steps required in understanding the development of a digital product or idea in this ever-changing world of digital disruption.

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    The 'Building a Business with Code' Workshops were held last week in the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast regions on 24-25 August 2016. The Workshops showed businesses the essential steps required in understanding the development of a digital product or idea in this ever-changing world of digital disruption.

    Video

  • Pitch in! Become a digital volunteer

    over 1 year ago

    State Library of Queensland are calling for digital volunteers to tag historic photographs, newspaper articles and documents, or even share your own Queensland story.

    Read more here.


    State Library of Queensland are calling for digital volunteers to tag historic photographs, newspaper articles and documents, or even share your own Queensland story.

    Read more here.


  • QUT Digital Media Research Centre call for prospective postgraduate research students

    over 1 year ago

    The Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) aims to conduct world-leading research that helps society understand and adapt to the changing digital media environment.

    As part of QUT’s annual Scholarship Round, the DMRC is calling for interest from prospective postgraduate research students.

    An expression of interest is closing 30 September 2016 for entry in early 2017.

    Read more here.


    The Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) aims to conduct world-leading research that helps society understand and adapt to the changing digital media environment.

    As part of QUT’s annual Scholarship Round, the DMRC is calling for interest from prospective postgraduate research students.

    An expression of interest is closing 30 September 2016 for entry in early 2017.

    Read more here.


  • Alert for Pokemon Go

    over 1 year ago

    Stay Smart Online have issued an alert and reported on a number of incidents which have resulted in unsafe activity, including near-misses between cars and pedestrians. Stay Smart Online also provides information on safety when using mobile devices.

    Read more here.


    Stay Smart Online have issued an alert and reported on a number of incidents which have resulted in unsafe activity, including near-misses between cars and pedestrians. Stay Smart Online also provides information on safety when using mobile devices.

    Read more here.


  • Have a passion for using technology and helping people? Why not become an Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion!

    over 1 year ago

    Round 3 of the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions program is now open.

    The program aims to encourage Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age – through the stories and activities of inspirational Champions.

    Champions come from all walks of life and may represent an industry, community or demographic group in Queensland.

    We are looking for outstanding individuals who are passionate digital advocates, wanting to give back to their community by helping others become digitally-savvy.

    Nominations for Round 3 close 31 August 2016.

    To find... Continue reading

    Round 3 of the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions program is now open.

    The program aims to encourage Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age – through the stories and activities of inspirational Champions.

    Champions come from all walks of life and may represent an industry, community or demographic group in Queensland.

    We are looking for outstanding individuals who are passionate digital advocates, wanting to give back to their community by helping others become digitally-savvy.

    Nominations for Round 3 close 31 August 2016.

    To find out if you’ve got what it takes to be a Champ, check out the program’s Guidelines and Rules.

    All nominations must be submitted online via www.qld.gov.au/digitalchampions



  • Bundaberg Workshop on Building a Business with Code

    over 1 year ago
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    The ‘Building a Business with Code’ Workshop was held in Bundaberg on 23 June 2016. The Workshop showed attendees how to turn their idea into a marketplace success, how to approach app development and what coding means in this ever-changing world of digital disruption.

    The ‘Building a Business with Code’ Workshop was held in Bundaberg on 23 June 2016. The Workshop showed attendees how to turn their idea into a marketplace success, how to approach app development and what coding means in this ever-changing world of digital disruption.

  • Moreton Bay Workshop on Building a Business with Code

    over 1 year ago
    Moreton bay workshop on building a business with code image

    The ‘Building a Business with Code’ Workshop was held in Moreton Bay on 22 June 2016. The Workshop showed attendees how to turn their idea into a marketplace success, how to approach app development and what coding means in this ever-changing world of digital disruption.

    The ‘Building a Business with Code’ Workshop was held in Moreton Bay on 22 June 2016. The Workshop showed attendees how to turn their idea into a marketplace success, how to approach app development and what coding means in this ever-changing world of digital disruption.