Snapshot of Australias Digital Future to 2050 – Ruthven IBM June 2012

We have begun the digital future entering the second stage of the Infotronics Age, which began with the rapid growth of new service industries and the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Revolution in the mid-1960s. This second stage could be termed a hyper digital era, such is the combined power of ICT enhanced with ubiquitous […]

Australian Government ICT Expenditure 2008-09 – 2010-11 – Dept Finance May 2012

The objectives of ICT benchmarking are to measure progress in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of ICT services in the delivery of Government programs, and inform other Whole-of-Government ICT policy initiatives. The first round of benchmarking was conducted as part of the ICT Reform Program in 2008-09, following the Review of the Australian Government’s use […]

Australian Maths Engineering and Science Review Chief Scientist May 2012

Australian Mathematics, Engineering and Science Review – Chief Scientist May 2012

There is a global perception that a workforce with a substantial proportion educated in Mathematics, Engineering and Science (MES) is essential to future prosperity. The Rocard Report reviewing science education in Europe states the availability of highly qualified science and technology professionals is a key factor for the establishment, import and success of high-tech industry […]

Australian Regional Communications Review - Empowering Digital Communities May 2012

Australian Regional Communications Review – Empowering Digital Communities – May 2012

On 7 July 2011 the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator the Hon. Stephen Conroy, established the committee to conduct the 2011–12 Regional Telecommunications Review to examine telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia. In conducting this review, the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee examined the key telecommunications services. […]

Health of Australian Science Chief Scientist May 2012

Health of Australian Science – Chief Scientist May 2012

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb today launched the Health of Australian Science report, a comprehensive overview of Australia’s science system, outlining our strengths and vulnerabilities. Speaking at the National Press Club in Canberra, he said that overall, ours was a healthy and robust system, but that some identified challenges would lead to long term […]

Review of the Interactive Gambling Act2001 Interim Report May 2012

Review of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 – Interim Report – DBCDE May 2012

The Interactive Gambling Act aims to minimise the scope for problem gambling online among Australians by limiting the provision of online gambling services to Australians through interactive technologies such as the internet. Under the IGA, it is an offence to provide certain interactive gambling services to customers physically located in Australia. This offence, which carries […]

Media Convergence Review – Final Report – Glen Boreham DBCDE April 2012

Australia’s media landscape is changing rapidly. Today Australians have access to a greater range of communications and media services than ever before. Developments in technology and increasing broadband speeds have led to the emergence of innovative services not previously imagined. It is now possible to access traditional communications and broadcasting services in new ways, such […]

Business Productivity Indicator – 4th Survey – Telstra March 2012

The fourth annual Telstra Productivity Indicator (TPI) reports on productivity improvement in Australia’s large enterprises and across a range of government organisations. Global economic uncertainty has added considerable strain to organisations, operating in an already challenging domestic business environment. Nevertheless, a group of organisations has maintained their focus on improving productivity with the aim of […]

Australian Defence Posture Review – DoD March 2012

Although Australia’s changing strategic environment does not necessitate widespread changes in the location of the ADF’s bases, Australian Defence Force posture needs to be adjusted to meet current and future needs. While there is much that is commendable in the ADF’s current force posture, there are also some significant weaknesses and risks that will become more […]