Telstra turns from gorilla to pussycat

April 14, 2009

All it took was one announcement to turn Telstra into Kevin Rudd's lapdog.

Budget countdown: $50b deficit is just the beginning

April 14, 2009

The hunt for savings within the Commonwealth budget is unlikely to make much of a dent in the looming shortfalls.

Dear Malcolm Turnbull, hang in there tiger

April 9, 2009

Dear Malcolm, I’ve noticed lately things having been going so well, so here’s some gratuitous advice.

NBN: Everyone’s got an opinion

April 9, 2009

And also as always misinformation spreads fastest on Twitter. If you thought talkback radio was inane, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

Essay: Our children’s standard of living is at stake

April 9, 2009

Australian political and business leaders need to be able to see the ‘Big Picture’ to be globally competitive, writes Peter Cox.

RuddNet funding in serious doubt, say analysts

April 8, 2009

Leading broking and investment firms have cast doubt on the ability of the Federal Government to fund the $43 billion NBN, writes Glenn Dyer.

Essay: Rudd’s NBN recalls the day Billy Hughes went wireless

April 8, 2009

Nearly ninety years ago, prime minister Billy Hughes announced a public private partnership to construct a nation-building communications network. Sound familiar? Jock Given writes.

NBN: Pricey, but it’s building for the long term

April 8, 2009

Infrastructure doesn’t have to be profitable in and of itself to be of value, argues Stilgherrian.

Taiwan, China and Israel dominate foreign travel of our MPs

April 8, 2009

When it comes to the influence of foreign governments on MPs and Senators, it isn’t China that we should be concerned about -- it’s Taiwan, writes Bernard Keane.

NBN will be viable … but not Telstra

April 8, 2009

Getting infrastructure right in Australia is hard. It’s easy to bag politicians but the maths is always against them, writes Bernard Keane.