Labor launches E-Australia policy

The Labor opposition today launched a $69.3 million E-Australia policy aimed at getting every Australian online.

This includes $10.5 million for a Citizens Online project to explore 'greater democratic participation using the Internet' as well as an annual forum to exchange ideas and to fund an Internet users advocacy group which will act as a voice for consumers.

Labor will also establish Government IT and Online (GITO) which will replace the current Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO).

It will provide policy leadership in the areas of interoperability and open standards.

Labor will also increase grant funding from $2.5 million to $3 million per annum to the small business sector and replace the existing small business online grants program ITOL. A total of $10.5 million will be allocated to the Small Business Online initiative.

However, IT spokeswoman Senator Kate Lundy said E-Australia will be funded through the existing resources allocated to AGIMO and the Office of Information Economy.

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