Aust govt targets software quality

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The federal government plans to work with the Australian software industry, in order to showcase the country as a developer of innovative software.

The federal government plans to work with the Australian software industry, in order to showcase the country as a developer of innovative software.

Senator Helen Coonan, Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, said that industry needed to reduce the risks for suppliers and customers when developing and implementing software products.

Coonan's comments come on the release of the Software Quality Accreditation Working Party report. She said the report's findings would help the industry look at the future competitiveness and sustainability of the Australian software sector.

"Software process improvement and associated accreditation, in some circumstances, is important in ensuring that Australia's software sector is globally recognised as a source of high quality innovative software," Coonan said.

Coonan said the government would also be working with the industry "to enhance the level of professionalism in the industry and help reduce the costs of insurance to professionals".

Interested parties are invited to comment on the report, according to a statement from the Senator's office.

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