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ACS Week in Review: 28 November 2014

Friday, 28 Nov 2014

ACT Senator Kate Lundy thanked for her contribution to ICT

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) today congratulated and thanked ACT Senator The Honourable Kate Lundy for her contribution to the ICT profession throughout her 19 years as a Senator for the ACT.

Senator Lundy was made an Honorary Member of the ACS on July 7, 2011.

Senator Lundy has had a long connection with the ICT profession through her parliamentary roles, serving as the Shadow Minister assisting for Industry and Technology, as well as Minister Assisting the Minister for Industry and Innovation.

In 2011, Senator Lundy was recognised at the ACS Canberra Awards where she paid tribute to senior members of the ACS who had piqued her interest in the ICT profession. Senator Lundy was recognised for her strong support of and advocacy for expanded use of digital technologies, Gov 2.0, open source development and ICT innovation.

Wanted by NZ: IT workers to fill up to 50,000 jobs

Hold the sheep jokes, and listen up: New Zealand wants to give Australian technology workers up to 50,000 jobs.

While the Land of the Long White Cloud may not have the cachet of Silicon Valley, San Francisco or other high tech hubs, there's apparently a host of opportunities for workers with information communications technology skills willing to scale the ditch.

With its economy pumping, NZ expects to create 50,000 new jobs by 2017, many of them in ICT.

The country's Immigration Skills Shortage list features a spread of high tech roles. They include multimedia designers, project managers, web developers, database administrators, security specialists, testers, software engineers, developers, programmers, enterprise architects and telecom engineers.