State of Australian Cities - DIT July 2013

State of Australian Cities – DIT July 2013

State of Australian Cities 2013 is the fourth in a series of annual Australian Government publications bringing together current research and data to present a comprehensive picture of how our major cities are evolving, and to strengthen the knowledge base used to develop policy. The purpose of State of Australian Cities 2013 is to provide […]

Mining Boom Impacts And Prospects - Grattan Institute July 2013

Mining Boom Impacts And Prospects – Grattan Institute July 2013

The biggest mining boom in Australian history since the gold rush of the 1850s is about to change shape. The investment phase of the boom, which has seen $400 billion invested in the last decade, is tapering off. The elevated prices paid for Australian mineral exports since 2003 are falling, and with them, the huge […]

Economic Impact of Cybercrime and Cyber Espionage - CSIS July 2013

Economic Impact of Cybercrime and Cyber Espionage – CSIS McAfee July 2013

Is cybercrime, cyber espionage, and other malicious cyber activities what some call “the greatest transfer of wealth in human history”, or is it what others say is a “rounding error in a fourteen trillion dollar economy”? The wide range of existing estimates of the annual loss – from a few billion dollars to hundreds of […]

At What Cost - IT Pricing in Australia - House of Representatives Report July 2013

At What Cost – IT Pricing in Australia – House of Representatives Report July 2013

IT products are at the heart of our financial and logistics systems, and support critical infrastructure, health, education and welfare systems. IT products are critical to research and innovation, economic competitiveness and Australia’s future social and economic prosperity. The internet has transformed the Australian economy over the past 20 years, and is poised to play […]

Action Plan for Enduring Prosperity in Australia - BCA July 2013

Action Plan for Enduring Prosperity in Australia – BCA July 2013

Australia’s future can be prosperous but this will depend on maintaining strong economic growth and an environment that supports businesses to do well. The actions, decisions and choices we make now will either support or inhibit Australia’s prospects. Australia has experienced a very successful growth period and we continue to have many intrinsic strengths, but […]

ICT Workforce Study – AWPA July 2013

The Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) is developing skills and workforce research on the Professional, Scientific and Technical services industry division. AWPA has identified that the sector is particularly complex and diverse. It includes multiple industry activities and related occupations that do not overlap, and are not especially interrelated in their demand for particular […]

Cloud Consumer Protocol Discussion Paper – ACS July 2013

Cloud Consumer Protocol Discussion Paper (the Paper) aims to elicit suggestions and information from cloud computing vendors and from users of cloud computing services – particularly small businesses, not-for-profits (NFPs) and consumers – about the tools and protections they need to acquire and deploy cloud computing services in their businesses with confidence and trust. Government […]

Emerging Agenda for CyberSecurity – ASPI July 2013

Cybersecurity is rapidly emerging as a high-priority policy challenge for the Australian Government. The National Security Strategy released in January 2013 listed ‘malicious cyber activity’ as the third of seven ‘key national security risks’ and called for closer partnerships with the business community to develop a more effective response. Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard visited […]