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Displaying items by tag: Barnaby Joyce

Say what you like about Barnaby Joyce, the Australian deputy prime minister knows when to interject himself into an issue and make himself relevant. He has very finely tuned political antennae.

Published in Open Sauce

Presumably in the hope that the regions will go all the way with VHA, the company has delivered expanded 4G coverage in Westdale in Kootingal as part of a $5.3 investment to build 15 new sites in New England this year.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Vodafone has alleviated more mobile phone blackspots with the completion of a new mobile base station at Invergowrie near Armidale in north-west NSW to deliver increased coverage to mobile users in the region.

Published in Mobility

Vodafone’s voice in the New England region has been enhanced following the Vodafone Armidale store opening by famed loud mouth yet straight talker Barnaby Joyce - Australian Federal Agriculture Minister and Member for New England.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:52

Dismal and disheartening: Barnaby on the NBN

The Nationals have done their rural and regional constituent base a huge disservice by supporting a Coalition policy that would dismantle the Government's National Broadband Network. And its Queensland senator Barnaby Joyce knows this better than anyone.

Published in The Big House
Friday, 30 July 2010 16:57

Election 2010: NBN broadband fibre mapped

The Gillard Government will take the advice of its KPMG-McKinsey implementation study and roll-out optical fibre in its national broadband network to 93 per cent of Australians - instead of the 90 per cent originally planned.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 10 December 2009 14:36

Telstra negotiation announcement by Xmas: Conroy

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy expects to announce "substantial progress" in government negotiations with Telstra by Christmas, and says he expects the Nationals will back its telecommunications reform bill in the Senate in February.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 07 December 2009 16:06

Maverick no more? Barnaby aims for the House

The first time I met Barnaby Joyce – at a pub near Old Parliament House in early 2005 – he was in Canberra preparing to take up the Queensland Senate seat he secured at the 2004 election.

Published in The Big House
Industry groups have attacked Coalition plans to delay regulatory reform legislation for the communications sector as ludicrous and damaging, and have accused the Nationals of selling out the interests of regional Australians.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 01 October 2009 15:28

Nationals wary of NBN hard hats and fluoro

The Emissions Trading Scheme legislation isn’t the only issue that’s causing the Coalition parties to take a more critical look the partnership: The Liberals and Nationals are still to sort out how they will approach the National Broadband Network.

Published in The Big House




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