Budget 2012 - The technology perspective

The Federal Government has pledged to deliver a surplus in the 2012 budget, a promise that is likely to mean widespread cuts across government agencies, including to aspirational IT projects.

iTnews' John Hilvert and Brett Winterford crunch the numbers to bring you breaking news and expert analysis direct from Parliament House.

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NSW Govt funds transport ICT projects 
By Ry Crozier | Jun 12, 2012 | Comment Now 
Full list of who got what in Budget 2012-13.
 
Treasury offloads Budget web traffic 
By Liz Tay | May 10, 2012 | Comment Now 
Avoids outage with distributed web servers.
 
Scope change kills Christmas Island ICT upgrade 
By Ry Crozier | May 9, 2012 | Comment Now 
Limits internet connectivity until 2015.
 
Indigenous communities get OLPC boost 
By James Hutchinson | May 9, 2012 | Comment Now 
Updated: Budget partially funds $20m, 50,000-laptop pilot.
 
NBN rollback to cost at least $1.8 billion 
By James Hutchinson, Ry Crozier | May 9, 2012 | Comment Now 
Network harder to cancel, Budget documents reveal.
 
Budget extends national ID checks to companies 
By Darren Pauli | May 9, 2012 | Comment Now 
Document verification service gets $7.5 million boost.
 
Budget 2012: IT spared in spending cuts 
By John Hilvert | May 9, 2012 | Comment Now 
Funds committed for IT to drive health and welfare projects.
 
Budget includes $20m for NBN ads   
May 8, 2012 | Comment Now 
Millions spent to counter the shock jocks.
 
Budget: National ID checks opened to biz  
By Darren Pauli | May 8, 2012 | Comment Now 
Document verification service gets $7.5 million boost.
 
Swan renegs on company tax cuts 
By Brett Winterford | May 8, 2012 | Comment Now 
Some $34 billion in spending cuts required for surplus.
 
Govt workers fear budget cuts to IT 
By John Hilvert | Apr 23, 2012 | Comment Now 
Union survey reveals under-performing IT systems.
 
ACCC races Budget to build new website 
By John Hilvert | Apr 4, 2012 | Comment Now 
Seeks Drupal vendor to replace its Sytadel CMS.
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