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ACS congratulates new NSW cabinet

Looks forward to further innovation in state’s technology services

4 April 2023


ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector, has welcomed the appointment of the first Minns Cabinet following Labor’s victory in last month’s NSW election.

“NSW has been the leader among Australian governments in developing digital services,” said ACS Chief Executive Chris Vein. “We see with the new ministers an opportunity to further develop the state’s innovative use of technology to deliver better government services and to enhance the lives of all NSW residents.

“We’ll be looking forward to continuing our work with Services NSW under Minister for Customer Services and Digital Government, Jihad Dib, on extending online capabilities across more areas while ensuring the state has secure and reliable services that the people of NSW can trust.

“Similarly, the NSW economy is well positioned to take advantage of the digital economy’s growth with the appointment of Minister Anoulack Chanthivong as Minister for Industry and Trade, as well as Innovation and Science. This is a marvellous opportunity to deliver more jobs and growth to all the state’s regions and ensure everyone across the state gains from the technology sector’s benefits.”

According to ACS’ Annual Digital Pulse report, New South Wales has over 331,000 people working in the IT sector, with that number expected to grow to nearly 470,000 by 2027. Nationally, Australia is forecast to have 1.2 million workers in technology roles within five years which presents a challenge to all states in meeting the need for skilled workers.

“Like all states, NSW has a great challenge ahead to meet the needs of our connected society,” Mr Vein concluded. “So we’re also keen to collaborate with Tim Crakanthorp, Minister for Skills, TAFE and Tertiary Education, along with Pru Car, Minister for Education and Early Learning, to ensure we have skilled workers the state will need in coming years.

“I’d like to personally congratulate the Premier and the entire Cabinet on the new government and look forward to working with them over the coming years.”


Further information

Troy Steer

Director of Corporate Affairs and Public Policy

M – 0417 173 740

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About ACS

ACS is the voice of Australia’s technology sector, representing over 40,000 technology professionals across all industries and across the nation.

Our members work in industry, education, government, and the community delivering the digital services that drive the nation and provide the high-skilled jobs of today and tomorrow.

ACS works to grow the technology sector while making sure IT professionals act ethically, responsibly, and in keeping with the best interests of not only their employers, but the wider community.

Through our network of branches in every state and Territory, our innovation labs, education programs and our history of over fifty years, ACS works to help all Australians be part of the nation’s highest growth sector. Visit for more information.