"NSW is the largest recipient of federal Government
funding for round one of the National Secondary Schools Computer
Fund (NSSCF) but its months of haggling for extra money to manage
the machines led to a stalemate.
"States and territories were initially offered $1000 a student
to buy computers but this was deemed insufficient. NSW said it
required an additional $245 million on top of the $56 million over
five years it was promised, while some projections showed there
would be additional costs of $3 for every $1 spent on a machine.