Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, and Minister for Finance and Deregulation, Lindsay Tanner, have launched a joint blog to canvass opinions on the future of Australia’s digital economy.
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Minister for Finance and Deregulation, Lindsay Tanner, has defended the decision to proceed with a 50 per cent cut in government ICT contractors as part of the Federal Government’s acceptance in full of the Gershon review recommendations.
The Gershon review has slammed the Australian Government’s use and management of ICT as weak while recommending budget cuts of up to 15 per cent.
Australian IT spending will remain robust while the looming US recession slashes levels elsewhere, according to IDC analysts.