New Zealand's Labour Party promises direct, targeted support for the ICT sector including "garage grants" for very early stage entrepreneurs if elected to government.
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National Telework Week naturally spruiked Labor's NBN vision, but it also highlighted the Coalition's utter lack of vision.
When the government said that teleworking with the NBN will create 25,000 full-time jobs by 2020, weren’t they missing the Asian elephant in the room?
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said that the government has adapted to using TelePresence in times of crisis, such as the Japanese tsunami in 2011.
The Australian Government's decision to ban Huawei from tendering for the National Broadband Network (NBN) has sent ripples across the Tasman, with the New Zealand Labour Party calling on its government to explain Huawei's involvement with New Zealand's ultra-fast broadband roll-out.
A tax on internet use, the removal of the current "three strikes" Copyright Act, plus targets for the use of open source within government form part of a range of ICT policies announced by the opposition Labour Party in New Zealand.
Australia is lagging behind other developed countries in harnessing the internet for business and needs to catch up, the Federal Government has said.
The New Zealand Labour opposition has released a plan to revamp government procurement if it takes power in the next election, just days after Software Queensland called for similar changes locally.
Chief executive of the National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) Mike Quigley has said he may seek to get fixed labour costs for the build of the network, in order to prevent its cost exceeding the amount forecast by the government.
Government plans to intercept web communications need to be scrutinised, according to Labour MP Tom Watson.Watson launched an early day motion on Tuesday calling for a public consultation on the Interception Modernisation Programme (IMP), a plan to give the intelligence services and police access to all web communications.
The use of IT contractors in federal government procurement activities is low and will remain so for a while longer, despite a recent surge in contracts signed, a Federal ICT Hire Labour Index has shown.
The Open Government NZ 2010 Un-Conference was held in Wellington last week.
As the country goes to the polls, it's not enough to just look at tech policies: what's needed is a party that will reform the basic mechanisms of government
The government needs to be 'more ambitious' about IT for public sector organisations to meet their goals, according to a poll of CIOs and IT directors
The party's pre-election technology manifesto is largely based on use of the Semantic Web and freed-up government data
The Conservative Party's technology manifesto pledges a huge increase in the use of open standards and modular contracts, among other changes
The blizzard of 2010 has brought the Federal government to a halt as snow cripples Washington D.C. The good news: The shutdown may convince the Feds to change their anti-telework culture.
Round-up: The state of Whitehall IT under the microscope
The New Zealand Government has announced a lighter plan to crackdown on internet piracy.
New Zealand Labour MP, Clare Curran has today called on the NZ Government to reveal the text of their "secret discussion" with South Korea on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).
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