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Review of the Australian Government's Use of Information and Communication Technology

By Sir Peter Gershon CBE FREng

Publication Summary

In April 2008 Minister for Finance and Deregulation, Lindsay Tanner, engaged Sir Peter Gershon to lead an independent review of the Australian Government's use and management of information and communication technology (ICT).

Sir Peter provided Minister Tanner with his report on the 28th of August 2008.

Minister Tanner released the report on 16 October 2008.

Sir Peter’s report provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of a wide range of issues affecting the Government’s use and management of ICT, and also outlines a staged plan for the implementation of recommendations.

In November 2008 the Government endorsed recommendations of the Review in full and initiated the ICT Reform Program.

The Government extended the timeframe for the reduction of ICT contractors within the APS from two years to three to allow for the bulk of the reductions to occur after the development of a strategic ICT workforce plan and whole-of-government ICT career pathway.

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