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Thursday, 03 October 2013 15:57

Ziggy's the man for new-look NBN Co

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the first instalment of the new look NBN Co, with the board to be chaired by former Telstra CEO Ziggy Switkowski.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 13:00

Journalist chasing Turnbull's little blue book

Malcolm Turnbull's 'blue book' - his full briefing on the communications portfolio - could soon be in the public arena thanks to a new crowdfunding campaign.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 12:18

Lundy lashes out at Coalition tech policy

The former Minister Assisting for the Digital Economy Kate Lundy has slammed Tony Abbott's technology portfolio, describing it as a "retrograde step" after he cut the scope of the government's communications ministry.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 12 September 2013 15:49

Liberal voter leads charge to keep NBN on fibre

An online petition calling on the incoming Federal Government to reconsider their preference for a FTTN NBN has attracted nearly 200,000 signatures.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 05 September 2013 17:02

Coalition in embarrassing backflip on Internet filter

The Coalition has dropped a policy bombshell on the eve of the election, announcing it will implement an opt-out Internet filter if it wins government. Then within hours the leader of the Opposition and the Shadow Broadband Minister hastily retracted the proposed policy.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 15:55

Households $3800 a year better off under NBN

New research is showing the Government's NBN plan could save households thousands of dollars by 2020 through better productivity, cheaper communication and reduced travel costs.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 15:08

Social media shows Aussies passionate about election

Some might think this election's been a bore but social media users disagree, lighting up Facebook and Twitter with Rudd and Abbott banter.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 02 September 2013 12:37

Coalition launches ICT policy

The Coalition today released its national ICT plan, ahead of the election it is widely expected to win on 7 September.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 30 August 2013 11:49

EFA says vote Pirate Party or Greens

Digital rights lobby group Electronic Frontiers Australia today released an election scorecard rating a number of national political parties on a range of policies relating to digital rights.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 11:31

The world laughs at 'Abbott's Internet'

Labor's attack on Tony Abbott's 'fraudband' policy has heated up, with a new advertisement showing some unimpressed reactions to the alternative NBN plan around the world.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 16:16

So, just how fast is the NBN?

A new tool is finally pointing out the key differences between the Labor and Coalition NBN plans - and it seems to be well and truly clicking with voters.

Published in Government Tech Policy

On early results, it seems that the new Australian Federal Parliament will have around 72 or 73 seats for each of the two major parties and the remaining 5 seats spread across independents and The Greens.  Where does this leave tech in Australia?

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
Friday, 12 March 2010 15:33

EFA welcomes Hockey stance on Internet filter

Electronic Frontiers Australia has welcomed remarks made by Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey concerning proposed mandatory Internet filtering.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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