Topic archives: National Broadband Network

Essential: it’s agreed — NBN officially a dud

Essential: it’s agreed — NBN officially a dud

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

September 29, 2016 8

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

With Conroy goes Labor’s NBN institutional knowledge

September 16, 2016 3

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

August 30, 2016 4

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

Police pursue journalists in Parliament House NBN raid

August 24, 2016 21

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.

Were the NBN raids legal?

August 23, 2016

It revolves around whether or not NBN staff were 'Commonwealth Officers'. And on that, opinions differ ...

Brexit a lesson in appeasing the right: Oakeshott

June 28, 2016

A conservative Prime Minister who loses control of his party to the right wing, with disastrous consequences for the country. Sound familiar?

AFP refuses to disclose justification for NBN raids

June 20, 2016 5

The AFP has refused to release documents as to why it raided Stephen Conroy's office during the election campaign.

NBN chair knew opinion piece breached caretaker conventions, wrote it anyway

June 15, 2016 6

Ziggy Switkowski asked if an opinion piece breached caretaker conventions. He was told it did. He published it anyway.

Transparent NBN

June 1, 2016 1

The government agency in charge of broadband rollout gets reporting reprieve.

Tips and rumours

June 1, 2016 1

Spies everywhere ... so much for the tough cop ... is Rockpool closing down? ...

Labor wants AFP to hand over all NBN raid evidence to the Senate

May 24, 2016 5

Labor says it told the police that documents related to the NBN were covered by parliamentary privilege before the raids began.

It all started so well with the NBN

May 24, 2016 2

Chifley tried to nationalise the banks in the late 40s. The law was passed but was declared invalid by the High Court (confirmed by the Privy Council in London). The Banking Bill of Menzies (1951) which was the basis of the Double Dissolution, simply removed the capacity of the Government to directly control the Commonwealth Bank, thereby relieving the private banks of its aggressive competition.

Mmmmm, delicious NBN

May 23, 2016

Does the NBN have another issue?

Sliding doors

May 23, 2016

It all looks easy in retrospect.

Media briefs: short history of dog whistling … Guardian’s new ed … sliding doors …

Media briefs: short history of dog whistling … Guardian’s new ed … sliding doors …

May 23, 2016 2

The Australian's Paul Kelly once slammed Andrew Peacock over what could be construed as anti-immigrant sentiment. How times have changed.

Fifield knew, didn’t tell anyone else, about NBN investigation

May 21, 2016 14

Oh that NBN investigation? Oh yeah, Mitch Fifield did know about that, but he pinkie swears he did not tell his boss (you know, the one who was in charge of NBN for two years).

What you need to know about NBN raids — and why it could help Labor

May 20, 2016 19

Why did the police suddenly raid a Senator's office?

Rockety McRocketface

May 10, 2016

How could this possibly go wrong?

NBN gets a parting gift but can ask for more

May 3, 2016 1

The funding arrangement raises an interesting proposition for Labor in this election year.