It is a privilege to speak to the Centre for Independent Studies about the importance of maintaining our national competitiveness –and where the digital economy fits into the achievement of that policy goal.
The evidence is clear: citizens want better digital services from their governments.
It is a pleasure to participate in CEDA’s very important ‘Digital Disruption’ sessions.
The disruption of industry after industry by a better, internet based offering is one of the great constants of modern economics.
It is a great pleasure to be here at the launch of this Intel report ‘Safeguarding the future of digital Australia in 2025’.
I am very pleased to join you at the 2014, Youth, Technology and Virtual Communities Conference.
I want to congratulate the Queensland Police Service’s Task Force Argos for organising this conference, and acknowledge the very important work it does in protecting, and rescuing, children from online exploitation.
The topic of this conference would have made very little sense twenty years ago. But profound changes in communications technology have materially altered the way that all of us live.
Who would want to go back to a world before the internet, before the pervasive adoption of mobile devices, and before social media?
Nearly twenty years ago I joined the staff of a newly appointed federal Minister for Communications, Senator Richard Alston.
I am pleased to be here this morning to speak at this important conference.