Australian Government Industry Assistance Review – Productivity Commission June 2010

The Australian Government assists industries through an array of measures, including import tariffs, budgetary outlays, taxation concessions, and regulatory restrictions on competition.  Although assistance generally benefits the receiving industry, it can penalise other industries, taxpayers and consumers. Industry assistance measures are more likely to yield a net pay-off to the community when targeted at significant […]

Guide to Limiting Supplier Liability in ICT Contracts with Australian Government Agencies

The Second Edition of the Guide to Limiting Supplier Liability in ICT Contracts with Australian Government Agencies provides ICT procurement officers with detailed guidance on the application of the ICT Liability Policy contained in Finance Circular 2006/03 and offers tools to help agencies determine appropriate levels of supplier liability based on assessments of risk. Click […]

Our Future World CSIRO Mar 2010

Our Future World – CSIRO March 2010

This report describes the outcomes from a CSIRO global foresight project. We present five global megatrends and global risks that may redefine how people live. A megatrend is based on the aggregation and synthesis of multiple trends. A trend is an important pattern of economic, social or environmental activity that will change the way people […]

Australian National Broadband Network – A Users Perspective

Click here to view the report The NBN, created and run as a wholesale only, open-access network by the Australian government-owned NBN Company, will operate independently of existing copper-based  broadband such as ADSL2+ or legacy cable broadband networks, but may draw on some existing infrastructure in this space. The NBN provides the opportunity to create […]

UK Tech Track Top 100 Fastest Companies Fast Track Aug 2009

UK Tech Track Top 100 Fastest Companies – Fast Track August 2009

This is the ninth year of The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, which ranks Britain’s fastest-growing private technology, telecoms and digital media companies. The Tech Track 100 is published in The Sunday Times with title sponsorship from Microsoft, and main sponsorship from Barclays Commercial Bank and BDO Stoy Hayward. The annual league table ranks private […]

Australian Government Digital Economy Futures Consultation

1 Aug 2009. Advancing Australia’s digital economy requires action by government, industry and the community. The Australia’s Digital Economy: Future Directions paper identifies the key areas of focus to maximise the benefit of the digital economy for all Australians. The report was built through a consultation process with 110 submissions a selection of which are included […]

NSW Government Procurement: Local Jobs First Plan – June 2009

The NSW Government’s Procurement Policy recognises that value for money is about broader economic benefit and not just the lowest price. The NSW Government acknowledges the substantial economic benefits which flow from buying Australian or New Zealand (ANZ) goods and services and maximising opportunities for local service providers to compete for Government business on the […]

2009 Rudd Government Response to Cutler Innovation Report

13th May 2009.  After months of delay, the government responds the the landmark Cutler report on innovation, Venturous Australia. The vision is lost, the programs abound, & it is full of political speak to justify its “bitty” response of limited vision. To show how/where the money is to be spent the departments budget papers are […]