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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Over in Britain, a satellite provider is contemplating steps to provide broadband on flights. Back here in Australia, the government continues on with its disastrous experiment — for it is truly that — to build a land-based broadband network and finds that it is well short of the mark.
If the National Broadband Network really is Australia's biggest ever infrastructure project and vitally important to the nation's future, one would expect the minister in charge and his opposition counterpart to react when a furore of the sort caused by NBN Co chief Bill Morrow erupts.
Politicians will always grasp at any straw to bolster their claims that they, and their initiatives, are the best and brightest in the land. Or at times across the globe.
A senior official from the security services company Forcepoint has welcomed the appointment of Dan Tehan as the minister assisting Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for cyber security, but says that, given Tehan's numerous roles, the appointment of a "cyber ambassador" will be key to co-ordinating Australia's efforts in this direction.
Talk of a poisoned chalice. Malcolm Turnbull has earned the right to be prime minister for another three years but even before he is sworn in, talk has been only about how much trouble he faces ahead.
Australia would save both money and time if it turned to electronic voting, the Australian Information Industry Association, the nation's peak body for the technology industry, claims.
The fate of the NBN, superannuation changes, company tax cuts, the fate of the Coalition government and even that of the Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull is still unknown.
On the eve of the federal election, Internet Australia chief Laurie Patton has made a last ditch appeal for bipartisan support by the major political parties for deploying the best long-term technologies and infrastructure to meet Australia's needs now and well beyond 2020.
The number of business owners dissatisfied with the level of support they receive from government is now out-numbering those who are satisfied, with the level of dissatisfaction increasing over the last six months leading up to this weekend's election.
The non-profit digital freedoms and rights group representing Internet users, Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA), has joined the throng of business and industry organisations lobbying the major political parties in the last hours of the federal election campaign.
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