@NoFibs NBN policy articles curated by citizen journo @pascalg15

By Pascal Grosvenor April 11, 2013 With all the claims and counter claims going back and forth via Twitter or Facebook I’ve been getting frustrated,because there’s lots of incorrect facts and sometimes outright lies being perpetrated. People on both sides of the political debate have been guilty of this. My goal is to collate the articles I’ve read about the NBN Co’s FTTH or the LNP’s FTTN alternative in one place. I’ll regularly update this list. FTTH is Fibre to the Home (sometimes referred to as FTTP or Fibre to the Premise) FTTN is Fibre to the Node (the Telstra junction box at the end of the street) I hope people […]

The view from Rooty Hill on last week’s invasion

By Pascal Grosvenor March11, 2013 I attended St Agnes high school at Rooty Hill from years 7 to 10.  I went to Loyola College next to the RSL in years 11 and 12.  My mother still lives in Rooty Hill, and my grandmother lived in the Catholic nursing home next to St Agnes for quite some years before she passed away. I want to give a personal account of the last week at Rooty Hill and offer my reflections and opinions on what took place. The PM’s week in Western Sydney was in essence a mini-campaign launched by her speech to Labor faithful on Sunday night. It was a tightly […]

Cityrail #cityfail? Training citizen journalism

By Pascal Grosvenor February 20, 2013 cityrail indicator board 13 feb @hughwhitfeld redfern train station 13 feb @katelynewart central platform 18-19  13 feb @MrJesseRoss I know a thing or two about catching trains. I’ve been a Sydney train commuter for 18 years. In that time I’ve completed two university degrees and had several different jobs. From 1995 to 1998 I trained to Macquarie University via Epping station, and since then I’ve trained to and from City Circle train stations. Cityrail and its customers had a terrible time last week. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that a slipped fan belt caused rail chaos on Wednesday evening. Then a train broke down […]