The new Special Minister of State, Gary
Nairn, is expected to unveil a ground-breaking federal e-government
agenda at the end of this month after securing Cabinet approval
for the plan in early February.
Nairn -- who was promoted to the role in late January as part
of a ministerial reshuffle by Prime Minister John Howard -- is
launching a plan prepared largely by his predecessor in the post,
Senator Eric Abetz.
It is understood the plan is expected to be released at a
function at Parliament House in Canberra on 30 March. Cabinet is
believed to have approved the document on 6 February, about a
week after Nairn's elevation to his new post.
The strategy -- devised with a five-year horizon in mind -- is expected to encompass both new and existing initiatives
to improve government service delivery to citizens and ways of
making government operations more efficient.