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The ABC's weekly talkfest Q+A often provides much fodder for a good laugh as it is mostly filled with people whose sense of self-importance is directly proportional to their lack of knowledge on most of the subjects on which they expound at length.

Published in Open Sauce

Big technology companies have come in for criticism by Communications Minister Paul Fletcher for resisting attempts by the Australian Government to create regulations to keep them in line.

Published in Technology Regulation
Monday, 30 August 2021 15:13

NBN continuing to be the political football

OPINION The Shadow Minister for Communications and Member for Greenway Michelle Rowland, issued a media release titled 'Department slaps down dodgy Fletcher for misleading about fibre NBN'.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The rollout of Advanced Mobile Location (AML) is now complete in Australia, and all users with an upgraded Android or iPhone handset can access this lifesaving technology.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Tuesday, 24 August 2021 10:02

Government investing in 5G innovation

The Government said it is accelerating the adoption of productivity-boosting applications of 5G, announcing nearly $20 million in funding for projects under the 5G Innovation Initiative.

Published in 5G
Wednesday, 11 August 2021 16:07

NBN Co delivers revenue and EBITDA growth

NBN Co generated total revenue of $4.6 billion in FY21, an increase of 21% year-on-year. Driving the revenue was the addition of 933,000 residential and business premises that connected to the network in the last 12 months and a total of 8.2 million premises connected to the network at 30 June 2021.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 11 August 2021 08:55

Government tells big tech to put safety first

Social media and tech companies will be expected to protect their users from online harms such as bullying and cyber abuse under a new set of Basic Online Safety Expectations (BOSE) released for public consultation by the Government.

Published in Technology Regulation

Telstra announced that all Australians can now make calls right across the country for free on Telstra’s network of more than 15,000 payphones.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Tuesday, 27 July 2021 09:23

The spectrum wars - again

The limits on the amount of spectrum that can be purchased by the Telco's in the November spectrum auction is creating some vocal comments in the main media.

Published in 5G

The federal opposition has issued a media release questioning statements by Minister Paul Fletcher on the topic of NBN staff bonuses.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Telecoms industry peak body Communications Alliance has announced the 2021 finalists in the communications industry’s premier awards for excellence - the ACOMMS - which recognise exemplary achievement across 12 categories of endeavour.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

A Senate panel has recommended that Australia's new Online Safety Bill be passed, less than three weeks after it began to examine the bill in-committee and after just one public hearing.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A shade over two weeks since Treasurer Josh Frydenberg crowed that Australia had put in place "world-leading legislation" to bring Facebook and Google into line, no big news organisation has signed a deal with Facebook to share news content.

Published in Open Sauce

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has made his reaction known to the blocking of news content in the country by Facebook – in a post on Facebook.

Published in Open Sauce

A total of $78 million in bonuses was paid to employees of NBN Co, the company that is rolling out Australia's national broadband network, in the 2020 financial year, when the country went into recession.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

More Australian media deals with Google's News Showcase appear to be in the offing, aided by some government sweeteners, with a number of news publishers reported to be in discussions with the online advertising giant set to finalise agreements before the Australian Parliament passes the news media code into law.

Published in Technology Regulation

The news media code will be considered in Parliament in the week beginning 15 February after the Senate Economics Legislation Committee submitted its report on the bill to Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Friday evening.

Published in Technology Regulation

Thirty-five thousand Australian premises are yet to be connected to the national broadband network, but Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has declared that the network is "built and fully operational".

Published in Open Sauce

The Cape Tribulation region of north eastern Queensland now has “better than ever” mobile phone coverage following the installation of a new tower in the area by Optus as part of its mobile blackspot program.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Coalition Government will introduce the news media code, known as News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code, into Parliament on Wednesday.

Published in Technology Regulation

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