The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), and the Australian Computer Society (ACS) are urging the Turnbull government to accelerate the digitisation of the economy.\nThe AIIA also called for the adoption of an electronic voting system following a drawn out count, which is still being completed more than a week after election day.\n\u201cGiven the world is rapidly changing, we must move fast to set our course or risk being left behind,\u201d said Rob Fitzpatrick, CEO of the AIIA in a statement. \u201cAustralia\u2019s prosperity hinges on our ability to innovate, which in turn will drive jobs, growth and importantly, our global competitiveness. And to innovate, we need the right environment with the right infrastructure in place.\u201d\nThat sentiment was echoed by ACS president, Anthony Wong who said that both parties made strong commitments to the ongoing support of digital development and digital literacy throughout the election campaign.\n\u201cNow, it is time for the incoming government to make good on its promises to secure Australia\u2019s digital future and progress our digital economy,\u201d Wong said.\nBoth groups urged the Turnbull Government, which is edging towards a slim majority in the federal parliament, to address the lack of digital and IT skills in Australia and improve diversity in the industry.\nThey also agreed that the NBN roll-out should be fast-tracked.\n\u201cIt is an undisputed fact that Australia is falling behind in broadband speeds, and the delay in improving our infrastructure is putting our economic prosperity at risk,\u201d said Fitzpatrick. \u201cWith increased broadband comes more innovation, more jobs, and greater economic growth.\u201d\n\u201cThe completion of the NBN must be seen as an immediate priority,\u201d said Wong. \u201cHigh speed, high quality broadband is now viewed as a basic utility. If we are to encourage growth in our economy, we must provide schools, universities and businesses with the right tools to grow.\u201d\nAustralia stands 60th in the world according in terms of internet speeds, according to Akamai\u2019s latest State of the Internet report, a fact Wong called 'embarrassing'.\nThe AIIA said that electronic voting, the source of much debate, should be adopted as soon as possible as part of a digital transformation of government.\n\u201cThis past election itself has been a great example," said Fitzpatrick. "With electronic voting in place, we would have known the outcome of the election far sooner and the electoral process would cost fewer taxpayer dollars to run in the long term.\u201d\nThe ACS said the government should \u2018expedite the implementation of its Cyber Security Strategy\u2019 which was launched in April.\nBoth groups released key priorities for the next government ahead of the election. The ACS had a five point manifesto and the AIIA issued a position statement - Step it up: accelerating digitisation of Australia\u2019s economy.