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The US has announced that it will bring together 30 countries, including NATO members and the G7, in an alliance to fight against cyber attacks and disrupt ransomware attacks.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 30 March 2021 16:36

Fight over NBN plan costs set to heat up again

Recent comments from telecommunications providers Telstra and Aussie Broadband about their decreasing profits from NBN sales underline how short-sighted the Labor government was to keep the expenditure for the NBN off-budget and insist that it be repaid by the company set up to create and run the network.

Published in Open Sauce

Australia exceeded its generation of renewable energy in 2020 by 11% compared to the previous year, according to figures from the Clean Energy Regulator.

Published in Energy
Wednesday, 02 December 2020 19:39

NBN Co takes on another $1.2b of debt over five years

The NBN Co, the body rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has taken on another $1.2 billion of debt at 1% over five years.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

In what seems to be a rather strange reversal of roles, the Labor Government in Victoria has announced a tax on electric cars and hybrid plug-in vehicles from July 2021 while a Federal Liberal MP, Trent Zimmerman, has penned an op-ed castigating both Victoria and South Australia for their plans to tax EVs.

Published in Open Sauce

Fibre to the premises will be available to about 75% of homes on the NBN, making a total of eight million in all, by the end of 2023, with the NBN Co to spend about $3.5 billion to upgrade connections, according to an announcement made on Wednesday.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Changes to the federal encryption law which was passed in December 2018 will take nearly two years to be voted on, according to the current state of play which was made clear after the Australian Labor Party introduced a bill this week seeking to speed up adoption of the changes.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Labor Party's obsession with neo-liberal economics has doomed the national broadband network right from the time it set up a separate company, NBN Co, in 2009 to build a country-wide network that would be unfit for purpose. Thursday's patchwork approach by NBN Co to filling up the cracks is just the latest indication of this.

Published in Open Sauce

Rather predictably, the Australian Labor Party has signalled to the Federal Government that it will not stand in the way of the encryption bill being passed by Christmas, with the party doing everything but ending the process of inquiry so that the government can have its way.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 15 October 2018 11:29

Labor not ruling out writedown of NBN: Rowland

The Australian Labor Party is keeping open the option of writing down the value of the national broadband network if it were to win the next federal election, according to Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Residents in and around Dulong, Queensland, are now duly celebrating long awaited "new and improved mobile coverage", and it's all "thanks to the Coalition Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program".

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Everyone and his/her dog has been up in arms against Facebook ever since the recent revelations that the company allowed user data of tens of millions to seep away into the control of a third party.

Published in Open Sauce

Over the years, blame has been laid on various individuals and organisations for the fiasco that is known as the national broadband network. But we've neglected to turn the blowtorch on one party that has played a big role in things turning out this way.

Published in Open Sauce

The cost of NBN fibre connections to some residences in the country, published in The Australian this morning, serve to make the Coalition Government look good, at least temporarily.

Published in Open Sauce

In damage control mode again, this time ahead of an ABC programme apparently detailing more of the same issues with the NBN that have been widely publicised, NBN Co chief Bill Morrow has said that the network will never make a profit unless it is protected from competition.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 05 October 2017 09:06

Even govt MPs are now criticising NBN, says Labor

The Labor Party's communications spokesperson Michelle Rowland has taken aim at Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over the national broadband network rollout, pointing out that criticism of the network is now coming from his own side of politics.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

An academic who was closely associated with the NBN project at its outset claims that the original fibre-to-the-premises proposal would have stimulated "an active competitive retail marketplace that would have forced RSPs to purchase adequate CVC".

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Labor Party has termed the illegal accessing of a journalist's metadata by the Australian Federal Police as "shocking" and questioned why it was disclosed on a Friday afternoon when the Commonwealth Ombudsman was informed two days earlier.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 10:03

Survey hints that 457 move may be premature

An IT trends survey released by SolarWinds in March will give supporters of the move to get rid of 457 temporary work visas little comfort.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The man who led NBN Co from day one until he quit in July 2013 following a change of government lays the blame for the present mess largely at the feet of one man: the current Prime Minister and former Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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