If you want Australian taxpayers dollars you will have to give Australian Businesses a fair go.
I good sound local policy but did anyone tell the NSW or Victorian Electoral Commission this advice?
Both the NSW and Victorian Electoral Commissions have contracted overseas software developers to develop Australia's computerised electoral systems. Systems that have been duplicated by each electoral authority and that Australian governments /taxpayers have paid for and the government holds no propriety ownership over. Hundreds of million of dollars spent offshore without any real oversight or benefit to Australia.