Researchers of National ICT Australia (NICTA) have received a fund from Federal to work on several new e-Government related projects. The NICTA group will look at improving interconnection between agencies' and departments' databases and IT systems.
NICTA is working with the ACT government on a spatial and geographic data-related project. It has also built a predictive model to analyse how the e-Tax system of online tax returns inter-operates with the Medicare system. The agency could model how the ATO and Medicare systems would handle significant growth in use of the e-Tax system, or the addition of a new service by using NICTA technology.