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Displaying items by tag: Rob Oakeshott

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 16:38

Media laws unlikely to pass

The government’s proposed media laws have a feeding frenzy among the commentariat, who love talking about themselves. But it is all looking academic.

Published in Technology Regulation

The One Laptop per Child Australia project has received a boost from the federal budget, with a one-off grant of $11.7 million for its unproven program.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 18:34

Oakeshott interview: NBN-Telstra deal

The chairman of the joint parliamentary oversight committee on the NBN Rob Oakeshott says workforce-related issues arising from the $11 billion Telstra-NBN Company deal might add to the cost of the national broadband network roll-out.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:49

Oakeshott committee to scrutinise Telstra deal

The powerful joint parliamentary committee overseeing the roll-out of the national broadband network will scutinise the $11billion deal between Telstra and the NBN Company, looking at questions of risk and value for money.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 13:25

Rural NBN focus has no cost impact: Quigley

The Gillard Government's promise to king-making rural independents Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott to make regional areas the roll-out priority for the National Broadband Network would have no impact on NBN Company finances, a Senate committee has been told.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 00:05

Gillard brings forward Telstra reform bill

Coalition calls for a full Productivity Commission cost-benefit analysis of the $43 billion National Broadband Network was simply a delaying tactic from an Opposition "determined to wreck" the project, Prime Minister Julia Gillard says.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 28 September 2010 00:40

Internet filter still looms large: Patten

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has denied the Government plan to introduce internet filtering legislation was a waste of time or money, despite not having the numbers in the Senate to get it passed.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 07 September 2010 19:00

Broadband defines Labor's 2010 election win

The Australian technology sector will get its fibre-to-the-home National Broadband Network after the two remaining undecided rural independent MPs threw their support behind Julia Gillard and the ALP to form the next Federal Government.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 07 September 2010 14:21

Katter backs Tony Abbott and Coalition

Queensland rural MP Bob Katter will back Tony Abbott's Coalition to form the next Government of Australia, announcing his plans ahead of his independent colleagues and fellow kingmakers Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Sunday, 05 September 2010 22:49

D-Day: Independents' election decision likely

The three rural independent MPs who hold the key to formating the next government are likely to make a decision today on whether to back Tony Abbott's Coalition or Labor's Julia Gillard, with broadband looming as a primary deal maker or breaker.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 03 September 2010 13:14

Broadband not on Katter's wish-list

Rural independent MP Bob Katter has made public his 'wish-list' of issues he wants addressed by Prime Minister Julia Gillard or Opposition leader Tony Abbott before he is prepared to offer his support to either in forming a minority government - and it doesn't include broadband.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 02 September 2010 22:25

Seven Telco Dwarfs seek wireless distopia

I feel blessed to live in a society where even the most disingenuous are allowed to have their say, unmolested by thoughts of the common good.

Published in The Big House
Thursday, 26 August 2010 14:46

Windsor pings Abbott; asks for NBN costings

New South Wales independent MP Tony Windsor says he would be surprised if Opposition leader Tony Abbott doesn't submit his election promises to Treasury for costing, calling it a poor start to discussions he may have with the Coalition over forming a government.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 23:43

Broadband and Mining, Gillard and Abbott

If the Gillard Government wins this marathon election, it will have been broadband that gets it over the line. That is, unless Opposition leader Tony Abbott's refusal to submit his election promises to Treasury for costing hasn't already handed Labor the win.

Published in The Big House
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 22:46

Gillard offers independent MPs Quigley briefing

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has offered the three independent rural MPs who hold the key to forming the next federal government a detailed briefing from NBN Company chief executive Mike Quigley in response to their "keen interest" in broadband.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 17:15

Independents Day offers few NBN clues

The so-called "Independents' Day" at the National Press Club provided few clues on who will form the next federal government and even fewer about what the nation's future broadband infrastructure might look like.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 15:08

Abbott cuts Nationals out of broadband role

Tony Abbott has consigned the party of regional Australia - The Nationals - to the sidelines for the Coalition's negotiations with three rural independent MPs on forming Government, effectively cutting them out of any discussion on broadband in the bush.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 01:18

NBN looms large for regions: Independents

The three rural independent MPs who hold the key to forming of the next Government of Australia - all of them ex-Nationals - will meet in Canberra late today to discuss areas of cooperation before negotiations start with the Prime Minister and Tony Abbott later this week.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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