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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…

Thursday, September 5th, 2013 @ 10:08AM

Kate’s Digital Economy Blog 4 – Digital Services for Sustainable Development Innovation Partnership

The twelve Australian Innovation Partnerships now announced by the Rudd Labor Government represent a huge leap forward in the Australian innovation landscape. Individually, they are each a significant initiative that potentially takes an industry sector to a new level of global competiveness and job creation. Collectively, and linked by the…

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 @ 3:39PM

The Rudd Labor Government’s Commitment to Multicultural Affairs

Australia is multicultural by definition. Successive waves of migrants have made Australia home. With respectful acknowledgement of our first Australians, our Indigenous peoples, with whom the journey of reconciliation continues, we are all migrants of one generation or another. In this way, multiculturalism is inclusive of all Australians and our…