Australia - Government Information Industry Action Agenda


Very few significant IT&T policies have been introduced by the current Liberal Government. The last major initiatives date back to the early and mid-1990s. The last major policy statement was issued in December 1997 and included the government’s response to the Mortimer, Goldsworthy and Cutler reports. This statement encompassed a range of industry initiatives, and this report addresses the key information industry policies. Importantly, this report notes the progress that has been made with regards to the individual policies.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. The IT blueprint of 1997
  • 3. Implementation of initiatives
    • 3.1 Government online
    • 3.2 From Government Online to E-government
    • 3.3 New Strategic Framework for the Information Economy
    • 3.4 Education and training
    • 3.5 Access to information
      • 3.5.1 NetSpots directory
      • 3.5.2 Access ability for the disabled
    • 3.6 Online trade strategy
    • 3.7 Bandwidth Inquiry
    • 3.8 New privacy laws
    • 3.9 Overhaul of copyright law
      • 3.9.1 Telecommunications carriers and ISPs
      • 3.9.2 Broadcasters
    • 3.10 National Electronic Authentication Council (NEAC)
    • 3.11 Electronics Industry Action Agenda
  • 4. Related reports
  • Exhibit 1 – Developing the Information Industries – December 1997
  • Exhibit 2 – Industry reactions

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Last updated 28 Jul 2003
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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