Aunty through @TurnbullMalcolm’s independent looking glass of #auspol’s realpolitik: @Jansant comments






Last week, New Matilda published explosive details of a secretly recorded private conversation between Nick Ross, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) former Games and Technology Editor, and Bruce Belsham, the Head of ABC’s Current Affairs division. They later published the full transcript. The recording made by Ross (@NickRossTech), reveals political pressure being exerted over editorial […]






If Senate won’t defeat #DataRetention bill terrorists and criminals will: @sortius comments






With the federal government’s metadata retention bill having passed the lower house, and all but assured to pass the senate, the technical implications are still sketchy at best. Costing an estimated $400 million a year (a figure that will no doubt be revised up substantially), the legislation isn’t a cheap exercise in flag waving like […]






Here comes Abbott’s #NBN, by @SteveJ_CBR and @sortius






Margo: Steve Jenkin and Kieran Cummings are regular contributors to No Fibs on the NBN. Here are their takes on its future under an Abbott Government. * [dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”750px” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ] ‘NBN Lite’ won’t happen, but served its purpose to take NBN off election agenda Steve Jenkin 1 September 2013 […]






@sortius on how and why the Coalition’s NBN policy is designed to fail






By Kieran Cummings (@sortius) April 12, 2013 Since the release of the Coalition’s broadband policy on Tuesday it has become clear that the policy is designed to fail. Even if taken at face value it is clear that the plan will not be able to meet its targets. So why devise a policy destined to fail? One simple […]






Coalition’s NBN plan to stop consumers taking control of media






By Kieran Cummings (@sortius) April 9th, 2013 The Coalition held its broadband policy launch at, wait for it, Murdoch’s Fox Sports, And the press secretary handed out copies of Murdoch’s Daily Telegraph instead of policy documents. Guess what the final outcome of Malcolm Turnbull’s broadband plan will be. The policy debate will heat up over the coming months because […]






Why Murdoch’s media is gunning for your NBN






By Kieran Cummings (@sortius) February 27th, 2013 It seems a day doesn’t go by where articles are being posted to News Limited (Murdoch) websites with nothing but negative spin for the NBN. Most, if not all, are founded on poorly constructed arguments that ignore technology & the reality. They all seem to point to one […]