The Supreme Court of Victoria is conducting a trial of a Web-based case management system called RedCrest to lodge case files.
RedCrest will be piloted by 5000 users across 1400 cases in the Commercial Court of the Supreme Court.
Victorian Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips said the system will “transform” the process of recording court documents by replacing the existing paper based process.
“Hosted in a secure cloud environment, all case files including associated documentation will be uploaded to a secure site with access limited to appropriate parties from any location, 365 days a year, providing more convenient access and reducing costs for those based in regional and remote areas,” he said in a statement.
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RedCrest was funded by the Victorian coalition government. According to Rich-Phillips, the project aligns with the objectives of the coalition’s ICT strategy to encourage the use of ICT for the delivery of better government services.
In February 2013, the Victorian government unveiled its whole of government ICT strategy, which it claimed would result in savings of up to $400 million by the end of 2014.
The government plans to save money by having Victorian government departments reuse and share existing ICT systems instead of investing in new ones, and to free up resources for innovation.
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