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MEDIA RELEASE

 

Steven Marshall must make South Australia a leading digital economy

Adelaide, Monday 19 March; South Australian Premier Steven Marshall must commit to making South Australia a leading digital economy if he is to secure the economic future of all South Australians.

ACS South Australia Branch Chair Brenda Aynsley OAM congratulated Mr Marshall, while outlining the expectations of South Australians when it comes to the digital economy.

“Mr Marshall deserves congratulations for his election victory. The ACS has worked closely with members of his team on digital policy over the years and we look forward to continuing this good working relationship as they transition into Government.”

“South Australia has an enormous digital potential, and this must be realised if we are to secure an economic future for the next generation of South Australians. According to research commissioned by ACS, South Australia’s average annual growth rate for ICT employment is projected to be 0.8% over the next 5 years.”

“This needs to be improved and we are ready to work with the Marshall Government to help them develop a skilled workforce who can fill the jobs of the future in this state and beyond its borders.”

“I would like to thank Corey Wingard, former Shadow Minister for Innovation and for Industry, Chris Picton and Kyam Maher for the work they have done with us over the course of the last parliament, and I wish them all the best for the future.”

 

Further information

Thomas Shanahan, 0417 678 474

 

About the ACS

The ACS is the professional association for Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. More than 27,000 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 www.acs.org.au for more information.