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Rockdale Liberals have difficulty reading and writing

Crikey April 7, 2009

There is something hilariously dysfunctional about some of the Liberal councillors on Rockdale City Council in south Sydney, writes Alex Mitchell.

The winds of change will not wait for Rudd’s broadband

Crikey April 7, 2009

There’s a very good chance that the new network will be long obsolete by the time it is finished, writes Chris Berg.

A massive and much-needed catch-up

Stilgherrian April 7, 2009

By building the network from scratch, the government can make sure it has censorship-friendly choke points, writes Stilgherrian.

NBN: the brief facts

Bernard Keane April 7, 2009

Bernard Keane breaks down the basics NBN style.

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.

Queensland: hardly a triumph for democracy

Crikey April 6, 2009

Two weeks on, and results from the Queensland election are now final. Charles Richardson reflects.