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called for in this amendment, to adopt a bipartisan position and issue a public statement saying he supports the work that NICTA is doing and does not want to see the job cuts.

Some of the other work they do, of course, is very important. Some of the projects on broadband and the digital economy are underpinned by research in the areas of enterprise and cloud architectures, mobile content distribution, business process analysis and automation, machine learning, software systems and advanced networking. The project on business adaptation and interoperation focuses on cloud enterprise architectures and vocabulary management to enable organisations to effectively work together at both business and technical levels. This is another service that NICTA provide that we may lose if these funding cuts go ahead. ePASA is performance modelling and simulation for enterprise systems for large organisations such as financial institutions and major government departments.

Of course, there are also the social activities that NICTA help support. On games they utilise decentralised techniques to deliver complex applications including massive multiplayer online games over the internet quickly and cheaply. Should these cuts go ahead, it will be gamers out there that are affected as well.

There is the Goanna software bug detection which NICTA says keeps product launch timetables on track and saves money using a fast, scalable and precise software solution that detects bugs and other software vulnerabilities automatically during the development process. There is mobile content distribution. Smart phones, rich media and online social networks are—

Mr Smyth: On a point of order, Mr Assistant Speaker.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Take your seat, please, Mr Gentleman.

Mr Smyth: Under standing order 62, irrelevance or tedious repetition, is it appropriate for the member just to reread his speech from this morning?

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Smyth.

MR GENTLEMAN: On the point of order, Mr Assistant Speaker—

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Gentleman, before you get to that, there is an awful amount of repetition going on. If you have not got the content, please do not cut your speech short but—

MR GENTLEMAN: Mr Assistant Speaker, on the point of order, I have not repeated anything out of these notes. They are all new. The only repetition is the rereading of the amendment we have put that calls on the Leader of the Opposition to adopt a bipartisan position by issuing a public statement which unequivocally condemns the proposed cuts to NICTA as a short-sighted measure likely to slow—

Opposition members interjecting—

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