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Thursday, 18 November 2010 17:40

Reinecke: Unfinished business for Gershon

The major cost-saving goals outlined in the Federal Government's Gershon Report on technology procurement had largely been achieved, but securing longer term strategic objectives for the use of ICT in the public service required more work, an independent review has found.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 05 August 2010 18:53

Industry slams Gillard raid on Gershon funds

The technology sector's peak industry lobby has slammed the Gillard Government decision to raid $450 million in funding that had been quarantined for use in innovative new ICT projects.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 02 August 2010 14:33

Could Tony Abbott unscramble the NBN egg?

All the momentum in this so far tedious federal election campaign has been Tony Abbott's, delivering opinion polls suggesting for the first time that he is a real chance of becoming Australia's next Prime Minister - and that the Coalition can make good its promise to scrap the national broadband network.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Federal Government has taken a further step toward adopting a more open and collaborative culture based on Web 2.0-style tools, with Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner issuing a Declaration of Open Government on behalf the Commonwealth that serves as a blueprint for ongoing Gov 2.0 development.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Stephen Conroy has retained the Communications portfolio in newly-installed Prime Minister Julia Gillard's first Cabinet.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 24 June 2010 17:50

Tech sector loses a friend as Tanner resigns

Freshly minted Prime Minister Julia Gillard lost one of her government's key talents within hours of her promotion, with Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner announcing he will not contest the next election.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 24 June 2010 01:56

Kevin07 to Julia10? What it means for tech

The generational change that saw Kevin Rudd swept to power in 2007 brought with it great expectations from a local technology sector which had struggled for a decade to convince John Howard that the industry deserved a bigger priority profile in national affairs.

Published in The Big House
Wednesday, 12 May 2010 22:51

Swannie bankrolls Gov 2.0 change program

Treasurer Wayne Swan's third federal Budget has delivered the first green shoots of public administration reform that incorporate core Web 2.0 technologies for citizen consultation and collaboration and incorporates broad philosophies of open government.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 12 May 2010 15:08

ACCC gets additional $24m to manage NBN issues

Impending telecommunications structural reform might be aimed at reducing regulatory complexity, but that hasn't stopped the competition watchdog being given an additional $24 million Budget boost to manage the new issues and new complexities that will arrive with the National Broadband Network.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Federal Government can build its fibre-to-the-premises National Broadband Network for less than the original $43 billion capital estimate and get a 7 per cent return on its investment without Telstra's help, the KPMG-McKinsey implementation study has found.

Published in Technology Regulation

Lindsay Tanner and Joe Ludwig shared the driving when they delivered a truckload of Government 2.0 policy initiatives to the Commonwealth public sector. But they should have organised a truckload of money to implement the plans to be dropped off at the same time.

Published in The Big House

The Rudd Government has accepted the lion's share of recommendations in the Government 2.0 Taskforce report and will introduce a swag of directives to encourage the use of collaboration and social networking tools within the public sector.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Technology provider CSC is looking to attract and retain Generation Y staff with its new centre at Melbourne's Docklands, a senior executive told iTWire. The company is spending $A78 million on the facility.

Published in Development
Monday, 22 March 2010 12:42

Carbon reduction targets for ICT: Tanner

The Rudd Government has applied a carbon reduction target to the Commonwealth's energy-intensive data centre operations for the first time, acknowledging its fast growing demand for information systems.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 22 March 2010 11:16

Govt data centres: Tanner takes control

Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner has centralised billions of dollars worth of technology purchasing power within the Department of Finance as part a sweeping changes to the way the Commonwealth manages its data centre operations.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 05 February 2010 14:38

Vics embrace Creative Commons for Gov 2.0

Victoria is set to become the first Australian state to make open access to public sector information (PSI) its default position as it moves to implement new Government 2.0 procedures throughout the public service.
Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 27 January 2010 11:29

Greens press for open source software policy

Greens communications spokesman Scott Ludlam has called for the Commonwealth to better audit its software licensing and support costs and to encourage the adoption of open source software where a robust alternative exists.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 18 January 2010 12:35

AGIMO hands Tanner strategic data centre plan

Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner has taken receipt of the Australian Government Information Management Office strategic plan for the Commonwealth’s data centres and will consider plans for infrastructure consolidation as part of the Budget planning process.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 23 December 2009 07:17

More NBN Co board appointments

Clem Doherty and Terrence Francis have been appointed as directors of NBN Co.

Published in People Moves
Monday, 07 December 2009 06:06

Government 2.0 draft report released

Rudd Labor's grand ambitions to develop a more open, transparent and participatory style of Government has been given some shape with the release of the much anticipated Government 2.0 Taskforce draft report.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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