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Both major Australian political parties are refusing to make any comment about the controversial comments made by NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow last week, despite repeated questioning.

Published in Open Sauce

Although the NBN’s privatisation is years or decades off yet, the deliverer of tele-health that will connect doctors to patients electronically will one day, unlike Medicare, be sold off.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

With just 10 days to go before the never-ending election campaign comes to an end, it looks very much as though the national broadband network is not the hot potato that some thought it would be.

Published in Open Sauce

It was billed as something unprecedented and pumped up a great deal but in the end the Facebook debate between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition leader Bill Shorten turned out to be nothing unusual.

Published in Open Sauce

Internet Australia is critical of the short-term thinking by both the major political parties that has plagued the planning, development and roll-out of the National Broadband Network. IA has now made a pre-election call for a focus on the long-term benefits of a fast broadband service and has given its support to a review of the network rollout.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The rollout of the National Broadband Network in north-west Tasmania has been suspended while decisions are made on whether the region will have its nbn services delivered via satellite or a fixed line network.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Consumer advocacy group CHOICE has delivered a harsh rebuke to the two major political parties for uniting to support the Internet filter Bill, accusing them of opposing ‘online competition’.

Published in Security

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) wants to see bi-partisan cooperation between political parties on initiatives to bring a greater focus to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies in the education system.

Published in Education
Thursday, 08 May 2014 11:34

NSA director praises Australia's Huawei ban

Australia made a "tremendous" decision to block Chinese owned telecommunications provider Huawei from competing for work on the NBN, according to a former NSA director.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 16:33

NBN Co in big time bush blowout

Australia's mixed technology National Broadband Network is rolling out further to the bush, but at a price – The Government will give NBN Co an extra $1.4 billion.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

File sharing sites like the Pirate Bay may become more difficult to access within Australia as early as this year. Prime Minister Tony Abbott's Federal Cabinet will be looking at two proposals to crack down on online piracy, possibly this week.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Tasmanian Liberal leader Will Hodgman has committed a Mitt Romney-style election gaffe, after allegedly telling a colleague the lack of a FTTP NBN in Tasmania could cost him the election.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 06 February 2014 22:40

Stop Tony Meow with new Chrome extension

The Australian political discourse has suddenly become a whole lot more catty, with a new extension for Chrome popping up that allows users to replace Tony Abbott with a cat.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 03 February 2014 11:33

Tony Abbott banned from YouTube

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has come under a lot of pressure for backtracking on his election promises, and video sharing site YouTube seems to agree, taking down one of his videos over the weekend for "deceptive content."

Published in Government Tech Policy

The election win by the Coalition has increased business confidence and re-activated hiring programs in the private sector, but the new found-optimism doesn’t appear to have extended to the government sector, according to newly published research.

Published in Recruitment
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 21:44

Turnbull agrees to release NBN review

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed he intends to release a copy of the NBN strategic review, though it's expected to be heavily redacted.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:03

WA government to crack down on drink drivers

Drink drivers beware - the WA government has announced plans to force repeat offenders fit breath-testing immobilisers to their cars.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 21 October 2013 13:39

NBN Co turning into Telstra reunion?

New NBN Co head honcho Ziggy Switkowski has roped into some old mates to help with the infrastructure project, once described by Tony Abbott as "the biggest white elephant this country has ever seen."

Published in Government Tech Policy
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
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