26 February 2018
South Australia is gearing up to make a choice about its future – but which party is capable of staying with the pace of change?
The tech-revolution shows no signs of slowing, and South Australia runs the risk of lagging behind the rest of the world if the next government does not embrace ongoing innovation.
The March election is an opportunity for the next government to ensure SA is a technology leader. And if the state wants to remain a leading society and economy worldwide by the end of the next decade, inspirational, courageous policy must be rolled out.
The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) believes technology policy needs to be a priority in political debates.
“We’ve put forward key technology policy issues so that the public can judge the competing political parties against these in order to help them decide,” ATSE President Hugh Bradlow says.
“It’s a vote compass for technology policy.”
ATSE urges a number of policies where, if embraced, South Australia can thrive. This includes:
The policies, based on the key issues important today, are outlined across the following areas:
The policies can be read in the supplementary document: Policies to promote technology, innovation and prosperity in South Australia.
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