During 2018–19, the department has continued to identify opportunities across its broad range of regulatory, service provision and policy functions to harmonise information technology infrastructures, reporting mechanisms and operating structures across all of DMIRS’ metropolitan and regional offices. This work has been significant and has ultimately assisted in the department being better placed to respond, across its diverse regulatory responsibilities, to current and emerging issues. The following section outlines a number of the significant issues that have impacted the department during 2018–19.

The information in this section details the significant issues and trends for DMIRS, aligned to the department’s approach as regulator, service provider and policy maker.

Current and emerging issues and trends

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Economic and social trends

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