Election 2013

ICT policy is expected to play a major role during this year’s federal election campaign, and in the lead up to September 7 we have segmented our coverage into the major policy issues of importance to our industry.

Here you can find all of the stories detailing the official policies of the major and minor parties as they relate to broadband, cybercrime, data, procurement, privacy, R&D, skills and spectrum.

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IT becomes key battleground in SA election campaign 
By Paris Cowan | Jan 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
The race to fix ageing court systems.
 
Canberra promises new IT strategy in 2014 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 14, 2013 | Comment Now 
Realigned with Coalition election promises.
 
The tech behind WA's senate recount 
By Paris Cowan | Oct 15, 2013 | Comment Now 
Tally system to track intricate web of senate preferences.
 
WA Senate recount provides hope for Ludlam 
 
NBN Co strangles myNBN 
By Ry Crozier | Sep 11, 2013 | Comment Now 
[Blog post] Rollout progress site reduced to manual updates.
 
Telstra may be tapped for NBN construction advice 
By Ry Crozier | Sep 9, 2013 | Comment Now 
Telcos talk new government outlook.
 
Coalition to reverse NICTA funding extension 
 
Election 2013: A tech-first guide to the minor parties 
By Paris Cowan | Sep 5, 2013 | Comment Now 
Tech-friendly policies you might see in Parliament.
 
Coalition pushes IT governance to highest office 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 2, 2013 | Comment Now 
Reins handed to Prime Minister and Cabinet, private sector advisors.
 
Coalition to update existing Labor IT policy 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 2, 2013 | Comment Now 
Formal announcement later today.
 
Greens to lift lid on IT providers' Govt cooperation 
By Ry Crozier | Aug 29, 2013 | Comment Now 
Challenges surveillance state.
 
Coalition won't pay extra for Telstra copper 
By Ry Crozier | Aug 28, 2013 | Comment Now 
Covered by definitive agreements.
 
Greens telco metadata bill on election hiatus 
By Ry Crozier | Aug 22, 2013 | Comment Now 
Updated: To resume next month.
 
Coalition could give R&D tax break back to big business 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 21, 2013 | Comment Now 
Would review Labor decision.
 
IIA seeks election pledges for tech startups 
Aug 20, 2013 | Comment Now 
Politicians 'distracted' by mining, manufacturing.
 
Coalition would adopt 'cloud first' policy 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 19, 2013 | Comment Now 
Turnbull wants more aggressive take up.
 
Turnbull's NBN policy 'detailed enough' to escape costing 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 16, 2013 | Comment Now 
Sees no value-add from independent financial analysis.
 
Coalition to boost funding for Tasmanian data project 
By Paris Cowan | Aug 15, 2013 | Comment Now 
Parties race to back leading big data team.
 
Greens attack A-G on claim Snowden, Manning aren't whistleblowers 
By Juha Saarinen | Aug 14, 2013 | Comment Now 
Warrantless surveillance provides 'few results'.
 
Coalition expects mobile telcos to match blackspot funds 
By Ry Crozier | Aug 13, 2013 | Comment Now 
Pot of funds offered to carriers, at a price.
 
Voters lose in Albanese vs Turnbull showdown 
By Ry Crozier | Aug 13, 2013 | Comment Now 
Comment: The NBN debate wash-up.
 
The facts behind News Corp vs the NBN 
By Emma Dawson | Aug 9, 2013 | Comment Now 
Opinion: It's not about fast broadband.
 
Post-election jump in ICT jobs predicted  
 
What can NBN Co do in caretaker mode? 
By Ry Crozier | Aug 5, 2013 | Comment Now 
It can't replace its CEO, for one.
 
Police take 700 MHz fight to 'every politician' 
By Ry Crozier | Aug 5, 2013 | Comment Now 
Seek election commitments.
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