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Displaying items by tag: Julia Gillard

Friday, 10 September 2010 18:51

Gillard Cabinet: My two-bits worth

In all the speculation about the likely make-up of the Gillard Cabinet, there is one sure thing: Stephen Conroy will retain the Communications portfolio. And that's a good thing for the sector, which will no doubt welcome the continuity.

Published in The Big House
Tuesday, 07 September 2010 19:00

Broadband defines Labor's 2010 election win

The Australian technology sector will get its fibre-to-the-home National Broadband Network after the two remaining undecided rural independent MPs threw their support behind Julia Gillard and the ALP to form the next Federal Government.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Sunday, 05 September 2010 22:49

D-Day: Independents' election decision likely

The three rural independent MPs who hold the key to formating the next government are likely to make a decision today on whether to back Tony Abbott's Coalition or Labor's Julia Gillard, with broadband looming as a primary deal maker or breaker.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 03 September 2010 13:14

Broadband not on Katter's wish-list

Rural independent MP Bob Katter has made public his 'wish-list' of issues he wants addressed by Prime Minister Julia Gillard or Opposition leader Tony Abbott before he is prepared to offer his support to either in forming a minority government - and it doesn't include broadband.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 26 August 2010 14:46

Windsor pings Abbott; asks for NBN costings

New South Wales independent MP Tony Windsor says he would be surprised if Opposition leader Tony Abbott doesn't submit his election promises to Treasury for costing, calling it a poor start to discussions he may have with the Coalition over forming a government.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 23:43

Broadband and Mining, Gillard and Abbott

If the Gillard Government wins this marathon election, it will have been broadband that gets it over the line. That is, unless Opposition leader Tony Abbott's refusal to submit his election promises to Treasury for costing hasn't already handed Labor the win.

Published in The Big House
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 22:46

Gillard offers independent MPs Quigley briefing

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has offered the three independent rural MPs who hold the key to forming the next federal government a detailed briefing from NBN Company chief executive Mike Quigley in response to their "keen interest" in broadband.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 17:15

Independents Day offers few NBN clues

The so-called "Independents' Day" at the National Press Club provided few clues on who will form the next federal government and even fewer about what the nation's future broadband infrastructure might look like.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 15:08

Abbott cuts Nationals out of broadband role

Tony Abbott has consigned the party of regional Australia - The Nationals - to the sidelines for the Coalition's negotiations with three rural independent MPs on forming Government, effectively cutting them out of any discussion on broadband in the bush.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 01:18

NBN looms large for regions: Independents

The three rural independent MPs who hold the key to forming of the next Government of Australia - all of them ex-Nationals - will meet in Canberra late today to discuss areas of cooperation before negotiations start with the Prime Minister and Tony Abbott later this week.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Sunday, 22 August 2010 16:39

Broadband a central issue to form Govt

With all eyes now shifting to independent MPs after an historic election that appears to have delivered a hung Parliament, the National Broadband Network and regional services is emerging as the key issue that will decide which party forms Government.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 20 August 2010 21:53

Election 2010: Govt deserves to be returned

Opinion: After an election campaign in which starkly different plans for Australia's broadband future have provided a clear choice between Gillard Labor and the Coalition, on balance, the tech sector's best interests are served if the Government is returned.

Published in The Big House
Friday, 20 August 2010 16:56

Julia on NBN: Don't risk jobs, economy

Julia Gillard has used her last set-piece speech of the campaign to warn that Australia will lose jobs to offshore markets if it does not go ahead with the construction of a high-speed national broadband network.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 19 August 2010 02:24

NBN: Tech goes mainstream at RootyQ

It has been a long time coming, but the 2010 federal election has finally delivered a campaign in which technology has been a front and centre mainstream issue. And so unused to this kind of attention is the tech sector that many of us have found it hard to take.

Published in The Big House
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
Monday, 16 August 2010 16:31

Gillard trumpets broadband health plan

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has pinned Labor's re-election hopes on a neatly woven narrative about the transformation of the Australian economy and delivery of government services that puts its National Broadband Network at the core of the final week of campaigning.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 12 August 2010 17:55

Mainstream broadband lifts Labor fortunes

After a difficult start to the re-election campaign, Julia Gillard and Federal Labor are back on the front foot, and they can thank the stark policy choice being offered by the major parties on broadband for the leg-up.

Published in The Big House
Thursday, 12 August 2010 16:06

NBN's 1Gbps not news, just 'clarification'

With exquisite timing prime minister Julia Gillard has 'announced' an 'upgrade' to the capabilities of the NBN saying it will deliver not 100Mbps but 1Gbps to subscribers. The reality is it has been able to do that all along. NBN Co has simply clarified its rules.

Published in Cornered!
Thursday, 12 August 2010 14:44

Abbott: 1Gb broadband is 'utterly implausible'

Opposition leader Tony Abbott has dismissed claims by the NBN Company that it will deliver broadband speeds of 1Gbps - ten times faster than the 100Mbps already promised - as an election ploy conjured by the Gillard government.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 12 August 2010 11:55

Labor now promises 1Gb NBN: Gillard

The Labor Government's National Broadband Network will deliver speeds ten times faster than originally planned at 1Gpbs, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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