Why we are doing this

Nowadays we interact with legislation through digital devices and it’s important that we get it right.

Over the last decade, we have seen a significant advance in software and digital technologies.

More and more we interact with legislation through our digital devices and systems that work out our entitlements and obligations when interacting with government.

Digital devices and systems assist us to apply for the correct things, and help ensure we don’t miss a payment or fail to meet our compliance requirements.

The difficulty with legislation is that it is not written in a language that our digital devices and systems can understand.

Currently, for legislation to be used by a device or digital system, humans need to translate and re-write the legislation into software languages. Incorrect translation is a high risk for everyone.

Under Better Rules, what if legislation could be developed in English words and software code – right from the start – during the policy development process?