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Election 2013: What does it mean for Australian IT pros?

User group leaders join Vulture South to talk policy and who they favour as Australia's next PM

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Podcast Australia goes to the polls on September 7th, when the nation will elect a new government.

At the time of writing the right-of-centre opposition Liberal/National coalition is favoured to form government, replacing the incumbent Labor party.

The two groups differ in important ways for the technology industries.

The most fiercely-contested are is divergent approaches towards building a national broadband network.

The Labor party has also cracked down on temporary foreign workers, who are often sought out because they are a source of skills that are hard to find in Australia.

In this podcast, the Reg explores those issues and more with two special guests:

  • Tristan Goode, CEO of cloud computing company Aptira, head of the Australian OpenStack user group and a director of the OpenStack foundation
  • Craig Waters, head of the Melbourne VMware user group and now an employee at Nutanix

The pair discuss why sorting out employee share options is a critical policy issue, how skills development plans – from both sides of politics – are failing industry and why hell has terrible mobile phone coverage.

Recorded live in the sonically-challenged Vulture South eyrie, the podcast also features APAC Editor Simon Sharwood and Sydney-based Networking writer Richard Chirgwin.

Listen with the Reg player below, or download here. ®

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