NSW ministers forced to sacrifice Harbour Views

By Paul Hemsley The iconic views of Sydney Harbour once par for the course in the plush office suits of New South Wales government ministers are set to become a perk of the past after the O’Farrell government revealed it will be vacating Governor Macquarie Tower (GMT) to move a few city blocks downtown to […]

NSW requires government data to be ‘open by default’

By Paul Hemsley The New South Wales government has revealed its first Open Data Policy and will require all agencies set their online data policy as “open by default”. As part of the government’s ICT Implementation Strategy Plan, the Policy announced at an Open Data Forum in Sydney this week will require state agencies to […]

NSW agencies covered by new cloud policy

By Julian Bajkowski The New South Wales government has added to a downpour of public sector cloud computing policy announcements in the past week, revealing the state’s departments and agencies will now be compelled to put the popular technology into the mix for assessment when making technology purchases. Announced by Minister for Finance and Services […]

Corruption crackdown on IT contractors in NSW

By Julian Bajkowski Fresh from making findings of corrupt conduct against former New South Wales Cabinet ministers and Labor Party power brokers, the state’s unrelenting watchdog against dodgy dealings in the government has turned its spotlight onto the often creative industry of IT contracting. The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) this week set out […]

NSW talks-up ‘plain English’ supplier paperwork

By Staff Writers The NSW government has wasted little time in hard-selling its move to decentralise procurement and promote greater competition between suppliers, with state Finance and Services minister Greg Pearce claiming that recent contracts to 12 suppliers show the controversial shake-up is working. Mr Pearce said that the latest contracts had axed costly management […]


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