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  • Startups win reform in Abbott's competitiveness agenda

    The Australian government will reform how employee share options are taxed to make it easier for startups to attract and retain talent, as part of a $400 million Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda unveiled today by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

    Written by Adam Bender14 Oct. 14 15:12
  • Australian government data requests to Yahoo drop in 2014

    Australian government requests for data to Yahoo during the period January 1 to June 30, 2014 were 375, down from 608 requests in July 1 to December 31 last year, the company reported this week.

    Written by Hamish Barwick26 Sept. 14 10:46
  • Feds inch closer to more widespread cloud services

    The Federal Government is edging closer to providing agencies with easier access to cloud services following the release today of a draft head agreement for a whole-of-government cloud panel.

    Written by Byron Connolly08 Aug. 14 15:23
  • Feds appoint new data centre panel

    The Federal Government has added four suppliers to its Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel as part of its program to cut costs and increase the efficiency of its technology infrastructure.

    Written by Byron Connolly09 July 14 16:32
  • The digital disruption of the CIO

    The Australian government’s decision to abolish the CIO role indicates a profound misunderstanding of the impact that the public sector’s use of technology has on the broader economy.

    Written by Marie Johnson22 May 14 14:50
  • Cloud vendors not cutting it, say govt CIOs

    Everyone’s talking about cloud computing, but some government CIOs are still not convinced, arguing that the market is still immature with one saying that some vendors are simply “repackaging” outsourcing services.

    Written by Byron Connolly16 Dec. 13 16:06
  • Tax cuts deferred as carbon price falls

    The federal government has deferred a $1.59 a week tax cut, which was due to start in 2015, because of the falling global carbon price.

    Written by Paul Osborne08 May 13 11:50
  • Big miners outline plans to reduce mining tax

    Australia might never generate significant income from the mining tax, with three of the nation's largest miners outline plans to use up to $34.8 billion in tax credits to reduce future payments.

    Written by Greg Roberts30 April 13 09:27
  • Inside the government’s data centre transformation

    In April 2008, the Australian government engaged Sir Peter Gershon to lead an independent review of its use and management of ICT. At the time, the government was spending $870 million per year on outsourced and insourced data centres.

    Written by Byron Connolly16 April 13 09:14