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Fibre To The Node becomes Fibre To The Nerd

Bernard Keane April 7, 2009

This is the biggest media policy shake-up since the introduction of subscription television and maybe longer, writes Bernard Keane.

Did Fielding do a deal with the spirits industry over alcopops?

Crikey April 7, 2009

Was DSICA's agreement to instruct its members to stop advertising on TV before 9pm in exchange for Fielding's move to stymie the government's proposed tax? asks Jennifer Doggett.

Huge, historic and nationalised: broadband goes ballistic

Bernard Keane April 7, 2009

Kevin Rudd may not be too keen on tough decisions, but he doesn’t baulk at expensive ones, writes Bernard Keane.

Brendan Nelson’s Newspoll joy

Crikey April 7, 2009

Forgiven for a smile ... Belated tabloid interest ... Research does it again ...

Defence turmoil: DMO GM sacked

Bernard Keane April 7, 2009

Amidst recent turmoil in Defence, the Corporate General Manager of the Defence Materiel Organisation, Jane Wolfe, was sacked recently, writes Bernard Keane.

The Liberal Party’s long history of playing the race card

Crikey April 6, 2009

Despite Joe Hockey’s indignant posturing over the weekend, the fact is that the Liberal Party has used race over the past two decades for its own political advantage, writes Greg Barns.

G20 done, Rudd’s recession rubber hits the road

Bernard Keane April 6, 2009

Rudd’s inclusiveness is in part a political weapon to isolate the Coalition from the mainstream, writes Bernard Keane.

Portrait of a paranoid: An insider’s account of the Latham years

Crikey April 6, 2009

As chief of staff to Mark Latham, Mike Richards had a front row seat from which to observe the Labor leader's behavior first hand. Here, in full for the first time, he paints a portrait of a narcissistic and self destructive loner.

The ugliest Budget in decades way behind schedule

Bernard Keane April 6, 2009

The Budget process is significantly behind schedule, according to sources in the Canberra bureaucracy, delayed by the continuing collapse in revenue projections and the need to find all possible savings, writes Bernard Keane.

The week of yellow peril

Crikey April 6, 2009

This week, Australian politics was overshadowed by the sinister spectre of Chinese communism.