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