Responding to Malcolm Turnbull’s post-appointment comments, the ACS says it is excited by Prime Minister Turnbull’s focus on setting a national agenda which seeks to make Australia more agile and better equipped to capture the opportunities through global digitalisation.
ACS CEO Kim Finch Finch also applauded the Turnbull-led government’s increased focus on innovation and the combination in one portfolio with industry and science under Minister Christopher Pyne.
“It is extremely encouraging to see Innovation as part of a portfolio at the Federal level. Innovation is the key to achieving sustained economic prosperity and particularly for Australia as we look to reduce our traditional reliance on the mining sector and develop new engines of growth.
The ACS also welcomed Senator Mitch Fifield's appointment as Minister for Communications.
“Senator Fifield will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role which will help navigate digital policy through a sometimes challenging political process,” said acting ACS CEO Kim Finch.
“We look forward to working with the Minister and helping him build Australia’s digital capability, which will be critical to securing a strong future for the Australian economy.”