- Fast broadband infrastructure
- Internet filtering
- Telecommunications reform
- Distribution of IT responsibilities
- Government 2.0
- ICT innovation and industry advocacy
- Computers in schools
ICT innovation and industry advocacy
Labor is yet to introduce a policy specifically around innovation and industry advocacy. However, the current government has introduced new amendments to legislation around research and development which would introduce a tax concession of 45 per cent for externally facing software.
Communications minister, Stephen Conroy’s comments regarding the possible redistribution of IT responsibilities may also hint at a new focus on industry advocacy.
It did, however, set up the Information Technology Industry Innovation Council, part of the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research which came out with the Australian technology roadmap in May.
The Liberal party is yet to introduce a policy specifically regarding ICT industry advocacy and innovation.
The Australian Greens’ Science and Technology policy pushes for increased research expenditure, based on past support for legislation around local ICT innovation.
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