Government funding of $233.6 million for personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHRs), announced yesterday in the 2012 Australian federal Budget, will boost both the health and ICT sectors in Australia, according to the Australian Information Industry of Australia (AIIA).
Under a new initiative announced today, the federal government will provide up to $20.6 million worth of funding over the next two years to Australian health organisations for telehealth programs.
Construction of NBN links to more than 3.5 million premises will be either completed or under construction by mid-2015, under a fibre rollout plan announced by the Australian federal government.
The Victorian government has injected $100,000 into ICT Geelong, a body representing the ICT (information, communication and technology) industry in the Victorian city of Geelong. The funding is provided under the Victorian Government’s Innovation Through Clusters program, and will support the growth of ICT in the region over the next two years, according to the government.
The federal government has revealed its ambitions for broadband in Australia, with the release of its Digital Economy Strategy.The strategy includes spending details on a range of initiatives.
In its analysis of the Australian federal goverment's 2011 Budget, the Australian Computer Society has called for more details on ICT awareness plans, ICT education placement and e-health investment.
Dimension Data plans to open a second Global Service Centre (GSC) in Australia. The centre will be based in the Sydney suburb of North Ryde and will be established in partnership with the NSW Government with assistance from Industry and Investment NSW.
Google Australia sponsors new innovation award for computer science.