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Displaying items by tag: Julia Gillard

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 12:27

Digital economy policy development by stealth

The government has expanded the scope of a very public process to develop cyber security policy into one for the development of long term policy for the digital economy as a whole, but at the same time closed the door to public participation.

Published in Cornered!

Today's Cabinet reshuffle takes the nation's cyber security policy development away from the Attorney-General's portfolio and into the Prime Minister's.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 18 October 2011 14:43

Coalition NBN policy 'dangerous': Greens

As the NBN Company today released plans to roll-out its fibre network to nearly 500,000 homes in the next 12 months, the Australian Greens say Opposition leader Tony Abbott must now drop the Coalition plan to "demolish" the NBN if it is elected.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 17:26

PM Gillard talks up NBN at ABAL launch

 

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Minister for Broadband Senator Stephen Conroy were on hand today for the launch of the Australian Broadband Applications Laboratory (ABAL), a center established to assist businesses to develop broadband services.

Published in Development
Monday, 26 September 2011 13:09

Asylum-seekers get some LUV

A prominent figure from Melbourne's free and open source software community has complained to the Australian Labor Party that attempts to legalise the offshore processing of asylum-seekers are against party rules.

Published in Open Sauce

The first mainland metropolitan NBN 'first release' site went live this morning. Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Stephen Conroy participated in the ceremony in Brunswick.

Published in Government Tech Policy

When it comes to Governments, one never knows how far away tyranny will follow, with Australia's NBN promising to solve the country 'tyranny of distance' problem with a tyranny of debt.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

Over the past month, it seems as if the National Broadband Network and NBN Co, the company charged with making it happen, have been hit by a cyclone. With its greatest champion, the federal government, on the ropes over a number of issues, can the NBN weather the storm?

Published in Beerfiles
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 16:51

Australians split on NBN following floods

Opposition leader Tony Abbott's suggestion that the NBN should be scrapped following Queensland's flood crisis has divided Australian opinion, a new survey shows.

Published in Home Tech

The Gillard Government has started 2011 facing a barrage of criticism from the Opposition over alleged ties between NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley, CFO Jean-Pascal Beaufret and Alcatel, which won an $85 million contract with NBN Co last June.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Saturday, 04 December 2010 20:43

Wikileaks is the future arrived early

With Julian Assange facing charges of rape and the Wikileaks site under attack, it's not surprising that the coverage has missed something significant. Information privacy is fast becoming a thing of the past.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 16 November 2010 20:49

Turnbull telco reform changes defeated

House independents have voted with the Government to defeat proposed ammendments to telecommunications reforms put forward by shadow communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 16:18

Gillard brands Turnbull plan as 'SlowCo'

The Prime Minister Julia Gillard has branded Coalition broadband policy that would create a wholesale-only company called CanCo and guarantee all Australians access to 12Mbps as "SlowCo," saying it would lead to less competition and slower speeds.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 21:47

We aren't blocking Telstra reforms: Turnbull

In an apparent shift from its pre-election position, the federal Opposition says it is generally supportive of proposed telecommunications regulatory reform, and has flatly rejected accusations that it is trying to block progress toward improved broadband services.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 15:01

Telstra wants fast passage of telco reforms

Telstra has called for the swift passage of telecommunications reforms introduced to Parliament today, legislation that includes provisions for the structural separation of the company.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 00:05

Gillard brings forward Telstra reform bill

Coalition calls for a full Productivity Commission cost-benefit analysis of the $43 billion National Broadband Network was simply a delaying tactic from an Opposition "determined to wreck" the project, Prime Minister Julia Gillard says.

Published in Technology Regulation
Monday, 18 October 2010 17:48

NBN helps stop 'export of jobs': Gillard

Australia risked losing jobs to offshore markets if it failed to invest in the National Broadband Network as a critical piece of economic infrastructure, Julia Gillard has told Parliament.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Today Prime Minister Julia Gillard and IBM Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Glen Boreham announced a new global research and development lab to be based at the University of Melbourne, creating 150 jobs and tackling Australian national concerns. The NBN is cited as a major drawcard.

Published in Development
Thursday, 30 September 2010 19:53

Smart technology for problem gamblers: PM

The Government will investigate the use of a variety of "pre-commitment" technologies, including the possible use of a biometric fingerprint, to help track and curb the losses of problem gamblers, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said.

Published in Technology Regulation
Friday, 24 September 2010 17:31

Lundy to prime PM's Gov 2.0 engine

The technology sector's profile got a big promotion within the Gillard Government when ACT Senator Kate Lundy was elevated into a Parliamentary Secretary role. It's in her nature these days, it seems, she takes the industry with her wherever she goes.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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