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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.

Published in Open Sauce

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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.

Published in Security

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.

Published in Open Sauce

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.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

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.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Monday, 08 September 2014 15:47

iiNet breaks ranks over piracy

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.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Government has announced controversial legislation mandating data retention for telecommunications companies. It is part of a $630 million boost to security agencies.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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.

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

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 29 November 2013 12:32

Napthine has 'failed' Victoria's ICT interests

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 11:00

Rudd, Abbott accept Facebook debate challenge

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.

Published in Deals

Broadband Minister Stephen Conroy has flagged an attack on the Coalition's costings of Labor's NBN plan by NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 18 August 2010 13:56

NBN vs NBN: which one is for you?

COMMENT If technology has become the focus in this federal election campaign, it is purely by default - because the only policy on which the two major parties really differ is the approach taken to providing a faster broadband service.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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