The Internet Society is pleased to see that both the Government and the Opposition have this week recognised the need to foster the development of Australia's digitally enabled economy, which is underpinned by the Internet.

The announcement of funding for the Digital Transformation Office is an important recognition of the need to embrace digital technologies in improving productivity. It shows the way forward for other governments and for businesses. Innovation is the answer to how we create 21st Century jobs, both for young people entering the workforce and mature aged workers being displaced as our marketplace restructures.

 Full Media Release here.