Federal budget 2021: Federal govt to create $1.2b digital economy fund

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated May 5 2021 - 9:20pm, first published 12:30pm
The federal government will fund a new digital economy initiative. Picture: Shutterstock

The emerging and potentially lucrative field of digital business is being put firmly in the frame of Australia's economic recovery from COVID-19 with the Prime Minister Scott Morrison announcing a $1.2 billion Digital Economy Strategy for Australia to put "our foot on the digital accelerator".

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au

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