[LINK] Gershon recommendations adopted

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Mon Nov 24 19:43:34 AEDT 2008

Maybe I'm thick, but I don't understand how the government can get 
"efficient and effective expenditure and management." and at the same 
time "... improve the use of ICT in public administration and service 

But then again, I'm not a bureaucrat or economist, just an IT architect.

Gershon recommendations adopted
Karen Dearne
November 24, 2008
The Australian IT

THE promised axe will fall on IT and communications spending by federal 
agencies with the Rudd Government today pledging to implement all of 
Peter Gershon's recommendations including slashing contract staff by 50 
per cent over the next three years.

Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner says the government will adopt Sir 
Peter's "package of targeted strategies and actions" to improve the use 
of ICT in public administration and service delivery.

"This decision represents the most significant change in the use and 
management of ICT in the Australian Government to date," Mr Tanner said. 
"We will act decisively in applying the recommendations.

"This is a turning point, rebalancing the highly decentralised ICT 
administration in government and focusing on efficient and effective 
expenditure and management."


Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
brd at iimetro.com.au

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