Australian Government, 2012‑13 Budget

Part 3: Capital Measures (Continued)

Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport

Christmas Island Information and Communications Technology upgrade — redirection of funding

Capital ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014‑15 2015‑16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport ‑8.5 ‑2.7

The Government will achieve savings of $11.2 million over two years by not proceeding with an upgrade to information and communications technology infrastructure used by Australian Government agencies on Christmas Island. The upgrade was to be achieved using spare capacity on an Australian Defence Force satellite, but this option is no longer available. The services that were to be enabled by the upgrade will instead be provided by the National Broadband Network by 2015.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

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