Topic archives: telecommunications

Another Huawei charm offensive, this time in the Financial Review

March 2, 2018 3

Chinese ICT manufacturer Huawei has launched yet another charm offensive, this time aimed at AFR readers, about why it should be allowed into the backbone of global communications.

NBN farce the result of a neoliberal absurdity

October 24, 2017 25

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.

Fifield’s diary revealed: minister preferenced China telco before big local players

July 25, 2017 5

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield held his first meeting with a China state-owned telecommunications company that has no big presence in Australia.

Agile DFAT staff lectured on WhatsApp rules

December 16, 2016

Rule No. 1: No secret government business.

Brandis sneaks in national security telco laws while focus is on the US

November 10, 2016 3

Attorney-General George Brandis waited close to a year to introduce telecommunications security legislation and waited until US election night.

Don’t diss blackspot funding

January 29, 2016 5

Crikey readers discuss funding and other issues of the day.

TPG begins raiding iiNet. Yep! TPG begins raiding iiNet!

TPG begins raiding iiNet. Yep! TPG begins raiding iiNet!

September 2, 2015 7

TPG is making iiNet more like itself, overseeing an exodus of executives and putting a freeze on new spending.

Brandis giveth, taketh away: govt to keep promised data retention money

Brandis giveth, taketh away: govt to keep promised data retention money

September 2, 2015 4

Telcos had been promised $131 million to help them allow the government to spy on Australian citizens. But hey look, now the government is going to keep some of that money after all.

Australia must focus — or become an economic also-ran

Australia must focus — or become an economic also-ran

August 4, 2014

The government must embrace globalisation and digitalisation, and demonstrate focus and courage, to address a sharp decline in competitiveness, writes The Mandarin publisher Tom Burton.

Beyond bakeries, Productivity Commission shows who’s dragging the chain

Beyond bakeries, Productivity Commission shows who’s dragging the chain

April 29, 2014 5

The Productivity Commission shows that fixing our multi-factor productivity performance will take a lot of work.