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

NSW Govt funds transport ICT projects

Full list of who got what in Budget 2012-13.
Jun 12 2012 2:34PM
Treasury offloads Budget web traffic

Treasury offloads Budget web traffic

Avoids outage with distributed web servers.
May 10 2012 7:00AM
Scope change kills Christmas Island ICT upgrade

Scope change kills Christmas Island ICT upgrade

Limits internet connectivity until 2015.
May 9 2012 4:12PM
Indigenous communities get OLPC boost

Indigenous communities get OLPC boost

Updated: Budget partially funds $20m, 50,000-laptop pilot.
May 9 2012 1:05PM
NBN rollback to cost at least $1.8 billion

NBN rollback to cost at least $1.8 billion

Network harder to cancel, Budget documents reveal.
May 9 2012 12:35PM
Budget extends national ID checks to companies

Budget extends national ID checks to companies

Document verification service gets $7.5 million boost.
May 9 2012 12:27PM
Budget 2012: IT spared in spending cuts

Budget 2012: IT spared in spending cuts

Funds committed for IT to drive health and welfare projects.
May 9 2012 6:11AM
Budget includes $20m for NBN ads

Budget includes $20m for NBN ads

Millions spent to counter the shock jocks.
May 8 2012 10:47PM
Budget: National ID checks opened to biz

Budget: National ID checks opened to biz

Document verification service gets $7.5 million boost.
May 8 2012 10:05PM
Swan renegs on company tax cuts

Swan renegs on company tax cuts

Some $34 billion in spending cuts required for surplus.
May 8 2012 9:07PM
Govt workers fear budget cuts to IT

Govt workers fear budget cuts to IT

Union survey reveals under-performing IT systems.
Apr 23 2012 6:14PM
ACCC races Budget to build new website

ACCC races Budget to build new website

Seeks Drupal vendor to replace its Sytadel CMS.
Apr 4 2012 2:00PM

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