Internet Australia, the peak body representing Internet users, today described as “incredibly frustrating” a refusal to meet from the Government’s much vaunted Digital Transformation Office.
Internet Australia is just one of a number of civil society and industry groups that are apparently finding the door to the DTO firmly shut or are being left out of the loop when it comes to stakeholder engagement.
“We asked for a meeting and were told to come back next year”, said CEO Laurie Patton. “They said they were too busy to see us”.
“Expert organisations such as ourselves will be better able to assist if we’re involved from the outset, in the formative stages of the DTO's operations, rather than down the track when their plans and initiatives have been locked in”.