Dear Task Force
I would have liked a survey completed to address the following issues.
I have been concerned with the lack of information on the computer skills available in Australia for Standard Business Reporting (SBR) and other Australian computer projects.
1 Has there been a survey of what computer languages are used in Australia?
2 What percentage of computer code is contracted overseas?
3 How important are computer language skills in our education system?
4 Where are computer languages taught?
5 What are the demographics of these computer skills?
6 What is the current level of immigration directed towards computer skills?
7 What are the requirements to make Australian more “literate” in computer languages?
8 What computer language should form the “basic” building block for educational purposes?
9 Is there a data base of software systems used in Australian Federal, State and Local Governments?
10 Who co-ordinates a response in the event of a denial of service attack on our computer systems?
11 What is the value of computer systems purchased in Australia?
12 What percentage are imported and what percentage are “manufactured” locally?
I appreciate your consideration of these matters.