in brief The federal government is expected to detail the anticipated contribution of information and
communications technology (ICT) to the nation's productivity over the next two decades in a report due for release tomorrow morning.
The Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Senator Helen Coonan, is expected to release the report during a speech in Sydney.
The report is expected to find that ICT's contribution to
productivity is generally underestimated, but will increase and
contribute greatly to the nation's gross domestic product over
the next 20 years.
Senator Coonan's Department of Communications, Information
Technology and the Arts has conducted various research in this
area over the years, some of which can be found
tabled on its Web site.