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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.

Counterpoint: Noel Pearson’s resignation

April 8, 2009

Alex Mitchell says Pearson is a tragic loss. Chris Graham thinks his resignation is the height of hypocrisy.

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.

Kevin Rudd’s mid-air tantrum week

April 8, 2009

Stephen Conroy obviously the big mover, but still not all that high on the list from his usual subterranean profile.

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.

No baby anchovies, no penguin parade for Victoria

April 8, 2009

The lack of baby anchovies in Port Phillip Bay could threaten the second largest tourist attraction for international visitors in Australia -- Victoria's multi million dollar Phillip Island Penguin Parade, reports Lionel Elmore.

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.

It’s time to put the community into “community” pharmacy

April 8, 2009

The next Community Pharmacy Agreement with the Pharmacy Guild is a perfect opportunity for Health Minister Nicola Roxon to bring the consumer voice in from the margin, writes Michael Johnston.