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ACS looks forward to working with Albanese government

New ministry offers opportunities for technology sector

1 June 2022

 

ACS, the association for Australia’s technology professionals, has welcomed the swearing-in of the full Albanese government cabinet and looks forward to working with ministers to grow the nation’s technology sector.

Along with the appointment of an unprecedented number of women ministers, the appointment of Ed Husic to lead Industry and Science, Clare O’Neil to manage cybersecurity along with Brendon O’Conner to oversee Skills and Training are particularly welcomed, said ACS President Dr Nick Tate.

“We are pleased to see the talented line up of ministers in the first Albanese government and look forward to working with them to deliver on their election commitments to grow Australia’s technology workforce.

“The technology sector is critical in delivering the government’s aim of helping Australians gain secure, well-paid jobs and ACS will be approaching the new ministers at the upcoming Employment Summit with a range of measure to get more people into technology roles,” Dr Tate said.

However, ACS is disappointed that a new stand-alone digital economy ministry hasn’t been created in cabinet, Dr Tate concluded.

“The Digital Economy portfolio was an important part of our 2022 Election Platform and was one of nine proposals to boost Australia’s technology sector. We hope that during the term of this government the sector gets the cabinet-level recognition that such a critical part of the economy deserves.”

The ACS 2022 Election Platform – Building Australia’s Digital Future – can be downloaded from the ACS website.

-ENDS-

 

Further information

Troy Steer

Director of Corporate Affairs and Public Policy

M – 0417 173 740

E – [email protected]

About ACS

ACS is the professional association for Australia's technology sector. ACS members work across business, education, government, and the community delivering the digital services essential to the nation’s prosperity and security.

ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. ACS strives for technology professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on technology and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.

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