W8.2: Case study
Task: Governments around the world do not have a good record of managing high-value large-scale information technology projects. In recent years many have sought to outsource the risks involved in infrastructural projects - in particular in health, transport and the built environment - by enrolling expertise and knowledge from the private sector. This approach has also been deployed as governments try to use innovations in digital technologies to e-enable the delivery of public services. In Australia Victoria is recognised as a leader in using public private partnerships to deliver public infrastructure assets. However, it has also suffered a number of significant failures and embarrassments in the conduct of information technology projects such as health smart in hospitals and a new information system for the criminal Justice system. Myki is another such controversial project.