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With a large majority of the electorate supportive of a reform to our current Privacy Act and a rare bipartisan agreement resulting in the formation of the Privacy Amendment (Notifications of Serious Data Breaches) Bill 2015, it seems as if we may soon be able to feel rest assured that precautions are being taken to keep our data safe.

The 10th of May, 2011 saw the official announcement and release of the 2011 Federal Australian Budget by the federal Treasurer Wayne Swan. Below is a list of all the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) projects that were announced, as well as a list of spending cuts on ICT projects that were announced in previous budgets. Based on the estimated costs of the entire ICT project funding announcements, investment into Australian ICT has slowed - with around $1.2 billion of projects announced in last year's budget versus $770 million for 2011/12. We’re now wondering why the Federal Government is giving $52.4 million in funding to the National Broadband Network (NBN), while cutting spending and cancelling some programs that would actually benefit from the implementation of the NBN. It seems as though the Government has done a complete 180 on the programs that they’re cutting, without actually considering the benefits that these programs would have had for the Australian people. ...

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