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ACS Congratulates Turnbull

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ACS Congratulates Malcolm Turnbull, calls for increased focus on digital technology, education


Sydney, September 14, 2015: The ACS – the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector – has congratulated Prime Minister Designate and former Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull on winning the leadership of the Liberal Party.

As Communications Minister Mr. Turnbull has served as the Patron of the ACS and in June launched Australia’s Digital Pulse – a flagship report commissioned by the ACS and prepared by Deloitte Access Economics.

ACS CEO Andrew Johnson noted the considerable value that Mr. Turnbull’s knowledge of the Communications portfolio will bring to the office of Prime Minister.

“I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Malcolm Turnbull. In today’s digital world having a former Communications Minister take the top job will bring a much needed stronger focus on innovation, technology and digital education and skills.”

“Building digital skills is critical if Australia is to secure its economic future, and Malcolm Turnbull has strong credentials in the technology space.”

“The ACS looks forward to working with the new Communications Minister and the Prime Minister as Australia builds its digital capability and strengthens its digital economy.”


Further information 
Thomas Shanahan, ACS, 0449 902 130


About the ACS 
The ACS (Australian Computer Society) is the professional association for Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 20,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit for more information.