Over the past few weeks we spent some time with the main party political parties and their ICT representatives in order to have them articulate their stance.
We get to hear from:
- Greens: Gareth Hughes, @GarethMP
- NZ First: Tracey Martin, @TraceyMartinMP
- National: Brett Hudson, @bhudson_nz
- Labour: Clare Curran, @clarecurranmp
- ACT: David Seymour, @dbseymour
- What is your own tech background?
- Can you sum up your parties ICT policy for us please?
- What are the 3 differences between your policy approach and the other parties?
- How will your policies speedup and increase the maturity of our IT deployments, specifically in government?
- How will your policies help the ICT industry grow and develop and take the country forward?
We then asked each MP a different 'Listener question', thanks to all that sent them in.
Thanks so much to all the party representatives, and we hope this podcast gives you more of an insight into how each of the political parties see ICT and will help you decide who to give your vote to.
ICT Policies (at time of writing)
- Greens: ICT Policy / Research, Science and Technology Policy
- NZ First: Broadcasting and ICT Policy
- National: not published, Policy page
- Labour: Our Work Our Future / Young Entrepreneurs Policy
- ACT: not published, Policy page
Rich of Observationz,
Can we drop the trailing 'T'?
It's only the government/education sector who use it. Everyone else calls it IT, or "tech".
*It's all information, whether it's travelling (being communicated) or at rest
See https://royalsociety.org/~/media/education/computing-in-schools/2012-01-12-computing-in-schools.pdf. That paper recommends losing the 'ICT' term from UK education because the subject had become (in the space of 20 years) perceived as 'boring' by most learners.
( A later report may or may not have recommended that 'History' be renamed 'Nazis and wars and other cool shit' )
Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report
Joe Wylie, in reply to
Nazis and Pyramids? Last time I had access to Sky they had a channel that seemed totally devoted to nothing but that.
flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report
Dave Howell, in reply to
Can we not call it "tech"? There's a whole raft of T out there that has nothing to do with I.
Auckland • Since Jun 2008 • 16 posts Report
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In any case, the following policy remains a likely deal-maker for me personally. I've touched on it in my guest post.
The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5446 posts Report
I work in IT, and I have to say that I wonder what an "ICT policy" is, in this context. You might as well ask about someone's "filing cabinet policy". IT is a tool, for storing and presenting information. Concerns about IT are normally broader than just the tool that's being used.
Was this concerned with privacy? Putting more govt functions on line? Accessibility concerns with that? Technology enhancement/refreshment? I'd be more interested in listening, perhaps, if the terms were even slightly defined.
Canberra, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 701 posts Report
Is there a transcript of this podcast available?
West Auckland • Since Jun 2015 • 1 posts Report