May 30, 2021
‘Tax watchdogs and Labor have asked the Morrison government to explain
requirements for companies bidding to deliver a new platform aimed at digitising visa processing, after a change in rules from an abandoned outsourcing plan.
The Department of Home Affairs is working with bidders for its “permissions” platform for visa processing, part of a broader project that aims to digitise the way citizens and visitors to Australia access government services including permits, accreditations, licences and registrations.
Opposition MPs have dubbed the plan “visa processing 2.0”, after an earlier $1 billion outsourcing plan was dumped by the Coalition in March 2020, only after costing taxpayers as much as $100 million …’