News & Analysis

The startup sector responds to the Australian government’s $1.2bn digital economy plan

- May 7, 2021 8 MIN READ

The federal government revealed some of its budget plans this week with prime minister Scott Morrison and treasurer Josh Frydenberg announcing a $1.2 billion Digital Economy Strategy. The headline figure is not as impressive as it initially sounds, with that figure spread out over six years rather than the usual budget stretch of four. And… Read more »

News & Analysis

The budget will spend $800 million ramping up how business works digitally, especially when dealing with government

- September 29, 2020 3 MIN READ

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced an $800 million digital technology plan for business as part of the ongoing stimulus response to the Covid-19 pandemic The PM said next Tuesday’s Budget would support businesses to recover and create more jobs. The major areas of focus for the plan include digitisation of the government’s business register,… Read more »

Future of work

The digital economy is worth $126 billion to Australia – but more needs to be done

- September 22, 2020 3 MIN READ

Australia’s economy grew by an additional $126 billion, or 6.5%, during 2019 in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) thanks to productivity gains provided by the digital technology, according to a new report by Deloitte Access Economics.  The annual ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse report, prepared by Deloitte for IT professionals association ACS, found that growth… Read more »