PKI: The View from Down Under


Australia has undertaken significant reform of its tax system, while at the same time endeavouring to bring government services online. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has been at the forefront of both these initiatives and has been widely seen as a leader in electronic service delivery in the revenue sector. Australia has also established a national framework for the accreditation and use of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), known as Gatekeeper. In 1999-2000 the ATO conceived, developed and deployed a PKI to support the new tax system. This session looks at some of the lessons learnt in that process and discusses the value of a national standards regime and the role of government in encouraging the uptake of electronic service options and at the implications these have for revenue collection and regulatory agencies.


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