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October 13th, 2011
spatial@gov – Positioning Australia

The 2011 spatial@gov® Conference program will include presentations that demonstrate how  integral geospatial capabilities are to disaster management, defence operations and water security, and facilitate greater access to public sector information. spatial@gov® will feature an impressive line-up of global and local industry experts who will share their experience and case studies. spatial@gov® Conference themes include: 
Access to Government Spatial Information – This theme will examine examples of how the spatial communities within government are increasing accessibility to their information. Keynote speakers
presenting under this theme includes Senator the Hon Kate Lundy, Parliamentary Secretary to the
Prime Minister and Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator for the Australian Capital Territory; Drew Clarke, Secretary of the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, and Professor John McMillan AO, Australian Information Commissioner.

Water Security – This theme will focus on the environmental intelligence gains that are being made under this ambitious $12.9 billion Water for the Future program and will feature an expert panel of speakers including Fraser McLeod, Executive Director, Basin Plan, Murray–Darling Basin Authority and representatives from the National Water Commission, CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology, Geoscience Australia, the Department of Sustainability and Environment (Victoria) and the Australian National University