ICT sector wins in QLD’s digital revolution blueprint

Queensland’s digital sector and ICT businesses have won out in the State Government’s three year plan to radically revamp Queensland into Australia’s most digitally interactive State and a global digital innovation hub, with addressable opportunities related to the implementation of ICT-as-a-service and its One-Stop Shop initiative likely to emerge before the end of 2014.

The newly-released...

In other public sector ICT news this week...

The Coalition’s plan to cut 12,000 public sector jobs will be reviewed after Finance Minister Mathias Cormann announced that the previous Labor Government’s budget was based on an expectation of 14,500 redundancies. Cormann told the ABC “we're now going to assess the impact of Labor's secret cuts and how it interacts with the policy to the last election” in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.

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SA Budget 2013-14: Why the ICT industry need not despair

Jay Weatherill’s first State Budget as Treasurer and Premier may well be remembered more for its saving than its spending.

Only time will tell how the State’s already cash-strapped ICT landscape will be affected by yesterday’s announcement that the one per cent efficiency dividend on agencies will be extended by an extra year to the end of 2016-17, and that annual capital expenditure allocations will be cut by 10 per...

QLD Budget ICT cupboard is bare...again

When the freshly elected Newman Government handed down its first budget in September 2012 after just six months in Government it could have been expected to be light on ICT initiatives. A government-wide ICT Audit and Peter Costello’s Queensland Commission of Audit were still underway and the Government was hesitant to dig deep until it truly knew what it was dealing with in the northern state.

However this year Treasurer Tim Nicholls has tabled a 2013-14 State Budget that is once...