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strategic framework for the information economy

Responses to a strategic framework for the information economy

Acting Minister for Communications, Information Technology
and the Arts

The Acting Minister for Communications, Information
Technology and the Arts, Mr Peter McGauran, today released
an overview of the Government's response to the strategic
priorities identified in A Strategic Framework for the
Information Economy (December 1998).

'The overview outlines the important work being done within
the Government and throughout key sectors of the economy
toward ensuring all Australians have the opportunity to enjoy
the benefits of the information economy,' Mr McGauran said.

The overview demonstrates that a number of key enablers for
the information economy are already in place, or are expected
to be in place in the short term, maintaining Australia's
competitive advantage as a leading player in the global
information economy.

'Work will continue to maximise the opportunities of the
information economy in areas such as promoting Australia's
culture as well as in education, training and health,' Mr
McGauran said.

'The Government is taking steps to ensure that our approach is
comprehensive and balanced, and reflects the major structural
adjustments and change management required for the transition
to the information economy.'

Mr McGauran acknowledged the wide range of information
economy activity occurring at Commonwealth, State and
Territory levels.

'We will be working closely with the States and Territories to
further develop indicators to monitor a range of issues, to
ensure progress occurs in a coordinated and efficient manner,'
Mr McGauran said.

The document is available online at http://www.noie.gov.au or
downloaded here - (Rich Text format - 233k).

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