Federal Budget 2011 archive

Computerworld Australia's full coverage on the financials.

Computerworld Australia's full coverage on the financials.

BUDGET 2011: Abbott says spend NBN cash on roads and hospitals

The federal opposition leader, Tony Abbott, has used his reply speech to the 2011-2012 federal budget to once again attack the National Broadband Network (NBN) and argue for a market-oriented solution to the need for faster broadband.

BUDGET 2011: ACS calls for clarity on education spending

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has called for further clarity on how funds will be redirected from key government educational IT projects axed or reduced in the 2011-2012 federal budget.

BUDGET 2011: Govt spends on e-mental health portal

The Federal Government has allocated $14.4 million over five years for the establishment of a single e-mental health online portal in an effort to make services easier to access for users.

BUDGET 2011: Human Services gains massive funding

Some $576.2 million will be provided to use ICT to improve access and improve portfolio business within the Department of Human Services (DHS) agencies Centrelink, Medicare and the Child Support Agency under the 2011-2012 federal budget.

BUDGET 2011: ICT Budget bites

A quick look at ICT spending across a range of Federal Government departments and agencies.

BUDGET 2011: Government axes educational NBN

The Federal Government has axed plans to build a broadband network for vocational education and training institutions, slating $80 million in savings over three years.

BUDGET 2011: Government scraps ISP filter grants

The Federal Government has scrapped plans to subsidise filtering methods implemented by internet service providers under its proposed mandatory internet filtering scheme.

BUDGET 2011: Global telescope bid receives $40m

The Federal Government has invested $40.2 million over four years to continue Australia and New Zealand’s joint bid to host the global Square Kilometre Array project. The commitment forms part of a record $3 billion in the 2011/2012 budget to keep CSIRO going over the next four years.

BUDGET 2011: E-health communication trumps spending

Australia’s peak health industry bodies have warned of the Federal Government’s e-health solutions becoming “siloed” without greater attention to standards surrounding implementation of technology for doctors and practitioners.

BUDGET 2011: ICT spending in the education space

The Gillard Government must allocate funding to entice students into studying IT and educate older Australians about technology, the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) have said.

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