Government online integrator sought

The Commonwealth will call for tenders later this month for the integration of local, state and federal online government services.

The tenders for solutions and applications that will enable users to transact with all three tiers of government at one site is part of a $10 million Trials of Innovative Government Electronic Regional Services (TIGERS) program.

Parliamentary secretary to the Minister for IT, Senator Ian Campbell, is overseeing the government's initiative to have all services online by the end of 2001.

Senator Campbell said TIGERS will work with the IT industry to minimise application and processing times by developing functional online applications.

The tenders include an application for online registration and payment at Centrelink, housing and development applications and transactions covering recreational fishing and export services.

The focus is on providing regional access to government services commencing with a pilot in Tasmania to begin in April prior to being rolled out across Australia.

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