NBN – Broadening the Debate – Final Report from the Inquiry into the Role and Potential of the National Broadband Network

10th Aug 2011. This report, from the Australian government House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications, examines the impact of the proposed National Broadband Network being implemented by the Australian Government. This report seeks to contribute significantly to the national conversation by broadening the debate and the Committee greatly valued the many considered […]

2011 NBN Senate Inquiry Responses

2011 Industry Submissions to the Inquiry into the Role and Potential of the National Broadband Network

The Australian Government held an inquiry in to the role and potential of the National Broadband Network via the House Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications. The terms of reference was to examine the capacity of the National Broadband Network ref the delivery of government services and programs; achieving health outcomes; improving the education; impacting […]

Corruption Risks - Recommendations to NSW Government - ICAC June 2011

Corruption Risks – Recommendations to NSW Government – ICAC June 2011

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has identified procurement as a major risk area for corruption in the NSW public sector. Each year, approximately 12% of complaints received by the ICAC include allegations of corruption in NSW government procurement and approximately 30% of our public inquiries make findings of corrupt conduct related to NSW government […]

Suppliers Perception of Corruption – ICAC June 2011

About two-fifths of suppliers to NSW state and local government perceive corruption in public sector procurement to be a moderate problem or worse. Such perceptions may lead to suppliers pricing corruption into their bids or not bidding at all, and almost one-third of suppliers indicated that they had declined to bid on a government contract […]

Cloud Computing – Final Report – GAP Task Force May 2011

This report details the discussions of the GAP Task Force on Cloud Computing – a cross-disciplinary group established in 2010 by public policy network Global Access Partners (GAP) in collaboration with the Australian Government’s Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE). The group was conceived following the Technology Foresight Forum “Cloud Computing: The […]

Australian Government Draft ICT Strategic Vision AGIMO Apr 2011

Australian Government Draft ICT Strategic Vision – AGIMO April 2011

Today, the machinery of government depends on ICT. ICT will continue to transform government business and services to meet people’s expectations for better services, and to create a more open Government. Research points to the important role that ICT plays in driving productivity. ICT capital investment has contributed 17.5% of the total Australian productivity improvements […]

Fixing Flaws in Government IT – UK Report

10th March 2011. Government IT offers many challenges but, it seems, few solutions that satisfy everyone.This UK report analyses the problems of “failed project delivery” and recommends solutions, focussing on “agile” concepts. Click here to download/view the report There is a well-documented history of too many high-profile and costly failures. This is rarely the fault […]

Connecting Communities – NBN Huawei Williams Report February 2011

Connecting Communities is an independent review of the impact of broadband on communities in Britain and its implications for Australia. Commissioned by Huawei Australia and undertaken by former UK government advisor Dr. Tim Williams, the report is for non-techies by a non-techie. Fast broadband and its impact are too significant to be left to geeks […]

NSW Run With This Election Priorities - AiGroup February 2011

NSW Run With This Election Priorities – AiGroup February 2011

This election presents NSW with the chance for a fresh start and the opportunity for the next Government to address the state’s chronic underperformance. NSW has recorded an average annual growth rate in Gross State Product (GSP) of just 1.8% (since 2001). This is around half the level of growth experienced across the rest of […]