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Thursday, June 26th, 2014 @ 2:13PM

#SupportCSIRO Blog

Under the Abbott Government’s Budget, Australia’s leading science and innovation organisation, the CSIRO, will face unprecedented cuts to leading research programs and their invaluable staff who work to create a brighter future for Australia. Today, staff and supporters of the CSIRO will rally to protest against these cuts in an…

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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 @ 3:40PM

Grim Budget for Australian Sport

Australian sport has not been spared from the Liberal Government’s harsh cuts in last night’s Federal Budget. The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is set to lose 137 staff this year and see $28 million slashed from their budget over the next four years. The reduction in staffing at the ASC…

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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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