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Tag archives: National Broadband Network

NBN farce the result of a neoliberal absurdity

Bernard Keane October 24, 2017 25 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull says we shouldn't have started from where we did on the NBN -- problem is, we didn't have much choice, thanks to market economics.

Crikey Worm: Rudd joins the NBN blame game

Max Chalmers October 24, 2017 2 Comments

Good morning, early birds. Kevin Rudd has hit back at the government's blame-shifting for the NBN debacle, and Australian refugee lawyers fight to keep the Manus Island detention centre open. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey September 6, 2017 4 Comments

Don't click that link ... place your bets ... why the NBN is so damn expensive ...

If marriage equality doesn’t wreck the government, NBN or Murray-Darling disasters might

Bernard Keane August 3, 2017 42 Comments

If things weren't already terrible for the government on marriage equality, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister are front and centre in two other big problems.

The huge problem with the NBN’s pricing that no one could see coming (except, you know, everyone did)

Josh Taylor July 26, 2017 23 Comments

Those of us who have paid attention to the topic have long known that NBN's pricing model would lead to problems when people actually started connecting.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey July 12, 2017 4 Comments

Victoria's new speed limits hit a wall ... who paid for Lisa Singh's Palestine trip? ... gamers (and Pauline Hanson) won't be happy with NBN announcements ...

Taylor’s fantasy budget: full fibre NBN is very ‘good debt’

Josh Taylor May 4, 2017 3 Comments

A government committed to investing "good debt" in infrastructure would fully fund a world-class national broadband network in Australia.

AFP’s metadata breach shows just how ‘trustworthy’ the agency is

Josh Taylor May 1, 2017 9 Comments

The Australian Federal Police has twice, in less than a year, shown an entire lack of respect for the journalists and their sources, in defiance of the law.

NBN Co grilled over allegations it exploited evidence from ALP raids to sack employees

Josh Taylor March 29, 2017 7 Comments

The names of NBN Co employees communicating with ALP staffers were seen on emails during AFP raids in Melbourne last year.

You, yes YOU, own the NBN, so demand a higher goddamn standard

Helen Razer March 2, 2017 32 Comments

The national broadband network does not belong to millionaire bureaucrats or Liberal MPs. It belongs to you, the taxpayer, and you have the right to demand better.