In what seems to be a rather strange reversal of roles, the Labor Government in Victoria has announced a tax on electric cars and hybrid plug-in vehicles from July 2021 while a Federal Liberal MP, Trent Zimmerman, has penned an op-ed castigating both Victoria and South Australia for their plans to tax EVs.
Selling the NBN Co to a private entity as a monopoly would be the worst way to ensure that the network is upgraded, a network expert says, adding that if the definition of insanity is to do the same thing repeatedly and expect different results, then privatising NBN Co as a monopoly would definitely qualify.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says a sophisticated state actor was behind the breach of the Parliament network that was announced on 8 February, but stopped short of naming any country as being responsible.
The cost of NBN fibre connections to some residences in the country, published in The Australian this morning, serve to make the Coalition Government look good, at least temporarily.
The fate of the NBN, superannuation changes, company tax cuts, the fate of the Coalition government and even that of the Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull is still unknown.
No, it’s not April 1, but Monday 13 June, with Labor promising to deliver FTTP to 2 million extra homes while leaving those on HFC cable and FTTN where they are, for now.
Australia's second biggest ISP, iiNet, has broken ranks with other ISPs and refused to join their calls for a graduated response scheme to battle piracy.
The Government has announced controversial legislation mandating data retention for telecommunications companies. It is part of a $630 million boost to security agencies.
Labor has announced it will launch legislation in the Senate today in a bid to keep its Fibre-to-the-Premise NBN rolling out in Tasmania.
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.
Australian startups are set to benefit big time in the upcoming South Australian election, with Opposition leader Steven Marshall committing to a new 'StartUp Week' if the Liberal party wins next month's vote.
The Victorian state government has failed to adequately protect the state’s ICT interests from cyber-attack, an Auditor General report has found this week.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott have accepted a debate to be hosted by Yahoo!7, Seven News and Facebook, as the companies announced a new partnership today.
Broadband Minister Stephen Conroy has flagged an attack on the Coalition's costings of Labor's NBN plan by NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley.
Former Optus executive turned Liberal MP Paul Fletcher has lambasted the latest announced NBN rollout as a cynical exercise in political pork barrelling, with the rollouts allegedly heavily favouring ALP and Greens constituencies.
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