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Displaying items by tag: privatisation

The minister responsible for delivery of the national broadband network says the introduction of 5G services in Australia is unlikely to pose a significant threat to the NBN Co's business plan – and has swept aside "premature" talk about privatisation of the network.

When John Howard came to power in 1996, there was no money in the government kitty to fund the strategy which he planned to follow: inducing people to vote for him thereafter by greasing their hip pockets. So he sold off the first tranche of Telstra. And there ended Australia's dreams of having a decent broadband network.

Published in Open Sauce

Telstra's announcement that its plan to cut 8000 jobs by 2022 will improve customer service has been labelled as "nonsense" by the Australian Greens.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Digital services like the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's iView program, which enables Australians to catch up on viewing programs they have missed, could be affected if the organisation is privatised as called for in a motion by federal council of the Liberal Party on Friday, the Australian Labor Party claims.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 13 September 2013 15:05

Dell gets OK to privatise – at last

Michael Dell has finally got his way. Dell will go private, after a seven month battle with shareholders to get the deal approved.

Published in Deals
Monday, 28 November 2011 12:02

NBN oversight Committee to consider privatisation

Construction of the NBN has barely begun, yet the Parliamentary committee overseeing the project is already gearing up to consider privatisation of NBN Co.

Published in Technology Regulation

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