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Australia has abolished its Information Technology Supplier Advocate, a Canberra-based role designed to help small biz jump through the hoops of government contracting. The incumbent, Don Easter, finishes work next Monday. The position of Information Technology Supplier Advocate was created in 2010 when, as Labor Senator Kate …


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  1. KrisMac

    Umm... just another QUANGO?

    Is it possible that since the "CEO of the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia (COSBOA), was unaware of the position's existence" it wasn't actually having any effect?

    If the people meant to benefit from the role dont know anything about it, it speaks volumes for what was actually happening behind the scenes... The road to hell being paved with good intentions and all that...

  2. Denarius Silver badge

    not surprising

    the owners of current and past governments have a predilection for big software that manages everything, leaving to sticky mess from cuts in branch offices for those trying to do something. One feels that many citizens will be poor saps, not the vendor. So expect pronouncements about loving small businesses that precede purchasing preferences for foreign small businesses with turnover in the billions. "We love local small businesses, but only if they have a big presence overseas to prove their viability" will be the translated refrain.

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