Federal Budget 2011 - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • Opposition responds to budget, slams NBN

    Shadow communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has continued the Opposition's post budget reply attack on the National Broadband Network (NBN), claiming that billions of dollars will be pumped into the national infrastructure project.

  • 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: 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 claimed.