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Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 @ 5:47PM

Vale Brendon Morrison

  The life of a good friend of mine, community hero and lifelong political activist Brendon Morrison was commemorated at a service today in Queanbeyan.  Brendon made a great contribution to everything he was involved in, including his work, his family, his unions (the CPSU and NSW Plumbers Union), the…

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Thursday, September 19th, 2013 @ 4:23PM

Enterprise Solutions Program

One of the most exciting programs included in Labor’s Plan for Australian Jobs announced in early 2013 was the Enterprise Solutions Program (ESP). Its main objectives are to improve SME access to government procurement and to encourage government departments to be more innovative in the way they define requirements and…

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Thursday, September 19th, 2013 @ 4:17PM

Open government blog

One of the things from which I take most pride from the last six years is the series of commitments that Labor made to open government. The Labor Government’s flagship strategy for greater transparency and collaboration is its 2010 Declaration of Open Government – a commitment to open government based…

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Thursday, September 19th, 2013 @ 3:56PM

Creative Digital Innovation Partnership

In the lead-up to the recent Federal election, the Labor Government announced support for ten new Australian Innovation Partnerships. One of these was the Creative Digital Innovation (CDI) Partnership. Creative digital industries (CDIs) emerge from the synergy between the creative and information and communications technology (ICT) industries. They are an…

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 @ 9:14PM

Thank you

I would like to thank the Canberra people for re-electing me to represent them in the Senate. Over the past six years we have had a strong record of reform and implemented policies that made a positive difference to Australians lives. We saved Australia from the Global Financial Crisis, invested…

Friday, September 6th, 2013 @ 2:05PM

Kate’s Digital Economy Blog 5 – Liberal Party takes axe to ICT Research & Australia’s Digital Economy

Earlier in this election campaign I had the privilege to visit the National ICT Australia (NICTA) headquarters to announce that the Rudd Labor Government would be investing a further $42 million into NICTA; a $42 million investment in the important and transformation the work that NICTA does for Australia’s ICT…