Stories by Phillipa Yelland

  • BIG YARN: The IT Policy Battle: It's the economy, STUPID!

    In late January, Liberal Prime Minister John Howard delivered the Backing Australia's Ability Plan (with the unfortunate acronym of "baa") and promised $2.9 billion over five years to boost Australia's ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) industries and tertiary sector (see sidebar, page 12). In turn, Labor has promised the University of Australia Online with 100,000 places, but has yet to announce its platform on private sector research and tax breaks.