Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Minister for Government Services

Media release: Government puts people and businesses at the centre with Digital Identity Standards

17 September 2019

The Hon Stuart Robert MP

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Minister for Government Services

The Morrison Government is continuing to drive forward its ambitious service delivery reform agenda today commencing consultation on the fourth iteration of the Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF).

TDIF provides the standards that will ensure everyone has a safe, secure, and reliable way to use government services online. The fourth iteration will set the requirements for commercial sector providers seeking to undergo accreditation, a foundational step to developing a true whole-of-economy solution.

Minister for Government Services, Stuart Robert, said the fourth iteration of TDIF would be enhanced by a round of consultation with individuals, businesses and organisations over the next three months.

‘Australians rightly expect government services to be simple, seamless and safe. The standards established through this framework will enable government to meet this expectation, ensuring Australians have secure and reliable access to digital government services,’ Minister Robert said.

‘Digital identity, underpinned by this framework, will enable faster, simpler services for government and the digital economy. Whether through implementing new data sharing arrangements or through improving the Trusted Digital Identity Framework, we are driving improvements right across government service delivery and putting in place the building blocks for Services Australia.’

The Digital Transformation Agency will lead consultation right across Australia for TDIF. Working with key partners, the Agency will hear from community groups and corporations through to all levels of government. To date more than 2,100 contributions from the community, industry and international bodies have contributed to the development of the framework.

Following the consultation, the fourth iteration of the TDIF is expected to be released in early 2020.

For more information about the Trusted Digital Identity Framework, please visit:



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