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Tag archives: National Broadband Network

Nine things we learned in Senate estimates, including Abetz declaring war

Josh Taylor March 1, 2017 4 Comments

Centrelink, rainbow flags, public servants in McDonald's, "bombings" and the ABC. It was all happening at Senate estimates on Tuesday.

Surely Turnbull won’t screw up energy policy — look what a stellar job he did with the NBN

Josh Taylor February 27, 2017 27 Comments

What could possibly go wrong with Turnbull's new "clean coal" plan? Let's look at how he did with the NBN ...

NBN tax paves way for privatisation

Josh Taylor December 13, 2016 12 Comments

We might not have to wait for Wyatt Roy's prime ministership for the NBN to be sold.

NBN Co chair defiant over controversial election op-ed on AFP raids

Josh Taylor November 25, 2016 7 Comments

NBN Co chair Ziggy Switkowski was mad as hell, and he wasn't going to take it anymore.

The hell with it, govt will fund NBN after all

Josh Taylor November 24, 2016 8 Comments

The government promised not a cent more than $29.5 billion for the NBN. But now it says it will kick in the extra $20 billion needed after all -- as a loan.

Essential: it’s agreed — NBN officially a dud

Essential: it’s agreed — NBN officially a dud

Bernard Keane October 5, 2016

Voters regard the NBN as inadequate for their internet needs and prefer Labor's version, this week's Essential Report poll shows.

‘A dark day’ for Turnbull as NBN abandons Optus cable network

Josh Taylor September 29, 2016 8 Comments

Optus cable trashed as Turnbull's original NBN model goes up in smoke.

With Conroy goes Labor’s NBN institutional knowledge

Josh Taylor September 16, 2016 3 Comments

Labor will struggle to fill the NBN knowledge gap left by the departure of veteran Victorian Senator and former minister Stephen Conroy.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey August 30, 2016 4 Comments

How to Senator ... the Richmond fan and the First Lady ... more trouble for NBN ...

Police pursue journalists in Parliament House NBN raid

Crikey August 24, 2016 21 Comments

The Australian Federal Police have raided Parliament House as their hunt for NBN Co whistleblowers erupts into the political arena again. Bernard Keane and Josh Taylor write.