This legislation requires that ACT government departments should "as far as practicable, prefer open source software to proprietary".
This is a great step forward for those of us trying to get open source and open standards into the government.
This legislation is only for local government but once the technology becomes a known quantity then the federal government won't be too far behind.
Here is the actual legislation
Here is a Sydney Morning Herald Article
Roslyn Dundas is the person whom we have to thank for introducing the legislation."