Senate debates

Friday, 17 November 2023

Questions without Notice

Artificial Intelligence

2:52 pm

Photo of Katy GallagherKaty Gallagher (ACT, Australian Labor Party, Minister for the Public Service) Share this | Hansard source

I think there are going to be plenty of opportunities for businesses in this area. The DTA has released a request for information, RFI, through AusTender to gain an understanding of generative artificial intelligence services and support in the market. I think there's going to be no shortage of opportunities for businesses, including local businesses. As Senator Pocock would know, the Future Made in Australia Office has been leading the work for the government on the Buy Australian Plan, which is the commitment that he cites in his question. We have already done a number of things to support procurement for small businesses, including updating the Commonwealth procurement rules, which target that 20 per cent of procurements by value be sourced from SMEs, doubling the previous target of 10 per cent, and a range of other commitments through the procurement rules. (Time expired)


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