Queensland’s DJAG extends Auscript Contract until 2021Dawn Mahler
The Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General (DJAG) has extended its contract with Auscript for another two years until 2021, with an option to further extend to 2023.
Auscript has been DJAG’s exclusive court recording and transcription services provider for the past five years.
During this time Auscript and the Queensland Government have together established a digital recording and transcription solution that has set a new global benchmark and is now being demanded by other jurisdictions across Australia and the world.
In five years the average transcript delivery time has improved by 65 per cent and for the first time ever, transcripts are tested against independent international benchmarks for quality and accuracy.
As part of the contract, For The Record’s digital court recording system was set up in 242 courtrooms across Queensland with every courtroom now securely connected to Auscript’s network enabling court matters to be remotely and efficiently recorded, annotated, monitored and transcribed.
Auscript’s talented locally based team, world-leading technology and unique workflow systems have helped make Queensland’s court system one of the most innovative and advanced in the world.
Starting as a proud Brisbane-based business, Auscript now employs 220 people in Queensland, 460 across other Australian states, and 120 internationally.
Its business is diverse and mobile with 47% of Queensland staff working outside the central business district. In Queensland, nearly 64% of our people are aged 34 and under which represents a massive shift and important trend given concerns over the future supply of court reporters.
Interstate and overseas contracts are also generating export revenue for Queensland in addition to creating job opportunities for young Queenslanders at home and around the world.
In Queensland, Auscript services the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Magistrates Court, District Court, Children’s Court, Coroners Court, Mental Health Court, Planning and Environment Court, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Queensland Industrial Court.