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Blog, Telecommunications - Thursday, December 12, 2013 14:59 - 76 Comments
hope you’re well and winding down towards Christmas!
Long-term readers of Delimiter will be aware that I have long tried to hold all sides of politics to account on an equal basis when it comes to technology policy and implementation. Whether it’s Labor, the Coalition or the Greens, I have tried sincerely to praise the merits of each, as well as criticising each where criticism is due. I have tried to seek truth and to be objective. This is standard journalistic practice and it was how I was trained.
This has, at times, led me into conflict with many readers. Many in Australia’s technology community have long believed that the Coalition has not sincerely had intentions of pursuing Labor’s National Broadband Project to fruition. When Malcolm Turnbull was first appointed as Shadow Communications Minister three years ago, back in 2010, then-Opposition Leader Tony Abbott reportedly ordered Turnbull to “demolish” the NBN, and many readers have long believed that has been the secret intention of the Coalition when it comes to this most high-profile of Labor projects.
In that past three years, I have attempted to treat all statements by all sides of politics on their merits. I have treated the Coalition’s statements on the NBN seriously, and I have treated Labor’s statements on the NBN seriously. I have treated the Greens’ statements on the NBN seriously.
Many readers have argued with me about this approach. They have pointed out that Turnbull, and others within the Coalition, have very often taken an inconsistent approach to the NBN, stating one thing and then doing another. There are examples littered throughout the past three years; I need not bring them all up individually.
This inconsistent approach — where Turnbull and other senior Coalition figures have protested their support for the NBN in public but often taken actions which have seemed inimical to that support in practice — has led many readers to develop a complete lack of faith in the Coalition when it comes to the NBN project. Many have reverted to Abbott’s 2010 request that Turnbull “demolish” the NBN, and will believe very little of what the Member for Wentworth says when it comes to the project. Continue…
- NBN Co cancels FTTN rollout for HFC areas
- Labor, Coalition reject Intelligence committee reformation
- Defying the Senate: Turnbull to release NBN Review by end of 2013
- Labor open to surveillance discussion
- When will Labor get serious about supporting its NBN policy?
- Australia desperately needs a good technology policy think tank
- Pro-NBN National Day of Action is tomorrow
- Fact check: 500k houses were not cut from NBN
- Malcolm’s Blacktown visit: Silly tweets, a ridiculous video and technical inaccuracies
- Outrage after TPP leak reveals piracy criminalisation
- Political brawl erupts over NBN sub-committee
- Labor decries more NBN “jobs for the boys”
- Beattie “ashamed” of Australia’s Internet piracy
- Clare bemoans Coalition’s 500k NBN “victims”
- A few tips for Labor’s new Comms Ministers
- Switkowski makes ex-Labor NBN exec redundant
- Telstra now has 10,000 offshore staff
- Talent forgotten: Lundy, Husic left off front bench
- Latest figures show terminally slow NBN rollout
- National incompetence: UK broadband massively improves while Australia dithers
- NBN should be top Abbott priority: Poll
- The shape of things to come: FTTN criticism will not die
- Coalition implodes in Internet filter fail
- FactCheck: Will the NBN take another 20 years to complete?
- Coalition NBN policy “bulletproof”, says Abbott
- Delimiter endorses Greens based on tech policy
- Will the green shoots of Australian innovation policy be cut off prematurely?
- Sydney MDU VDSL rollout delivers 100Mbps
- NBN? No big deal, says Armidale
- Coalition IT policy: Quite similar to Labor’s
- Can Australia afford the Coalition’s NBN?
- Fibre on demand could cost $50k, claims Albo
- FactCheck: will regional internet users pay more under the Coalition’s NBN plan?
- No matter who wins the election, here’s why Telstra should build the NBN
- “Half true”: Politifact partially backs Turnbull’s $94bn NBN figure
- Tech startups: Now is your chance to shape policy
- Coalition slams Labor’s “$1bn e-health debacle”
- Albo refuses National Press Club NBN debate
- Experts agree: Labor’s NBN ads are false
- Labor still peddling false FTTP-on-demand costs
- NBN management credibility “shattered”: Turnbull
- Data retention goes back to drawing board:
Parliament’s report criticises AGD secrecy
- Was 7:30′s TCS takedown fair?
- Coalition NBN completed ‘six years faster’:
False claims from Liberal MP
- Turnbull rejects Labor’s NBN subsidy claims
- Pro-NBN fanbois have fallen into bad habits
- Turnbull slams “dishonest” Labor NBN propaganda
- Pushed for Coalition contingency plan, NBN Co reveals rollout costs
- Greenfields lobbyist sees nine-figure windfall in Coalition NBN
- The Coalition’s policy is a sensible NBN alternative
- As Labor and the Coalition duel over the NBN,
the real winner is Telstra
- $94 billion NBN? It’s a nice, unproven, soundbite
- NBN Co chair quits, says AFR
- Abbott confirms Turnbull as future Comms Minister
- Turnbull to reveal the ‘shocking’ NBN truth
- “Victoria will decide”:
Conroy on ‘Senator’ Julian Assange
- Turnbull would win if leader, says Windsor
- Pirate Party registered for 2013 election
- Crazy spectrum prices? No. Historically consistent.
- Qld may hold Royal Commission into payroll bungle
- Sorry Mr Turnbull: We’re not convinced
- Qld Labor Govt feared IBM payroll backlash
- Happy nine month birthday, Classification Review.
Time for Conroy’s filter to finally die?
- “Wi-Fi breakthrough” undercuts NBN: Andrew Bolt
- More Internet regulation unnecessary: Turnbull
- Labor, Coalition block data retention transparency
- Turnbull links data retention with Conroy’s filter
- IT more valuable than mining, says Gillard
- Past history: When the Nationals backed the NBN
- Coalition concerned Turnbull too close to NBN
- Two thirds of Australians support the NBN
- Labor, Coalition avoid data retention debate
- History repeating:
Five ways data retention is like Conroy’s filter
- Data retention “hysteria” needs “cold shower”: Roxon
- Turnbull won’t comment on data retention
- Liberal backbencher slams “Gestapo” data retention
- ‘Balance’, ‘open’: Roxon defends data retention plans
- “Insufficient evidence”: Telcos pan surveillance reforms
- Turnbull in conflict of interest investment
- NBN opt-out: Tassie slams Coalition states’ ‘politicking’
- Telstra 12Mbps wireless to surpass NBN: Liberal MP
- Turnbull needs evidence for FTTN claims
- Conroy savages Coalition’s rural fibre complaints
- Dreaming of the perfect NBN policy
- Conroy slams Turnbull’s NBN policy “pretence”
- Wireless could beat NBN’s fibre, claims AFR
- Transfer pricing rules won’t affect Google tax
- “Abomination”: Qld Health payroll needs $837m more
- Senate blocks release of secret piracy docs
- Conroy’s filter: To be or not to be?
- Conroy misleads public on Internet filter
- Technology ministers strongly back Gillard
- NBN enjoys prolonged popular support
- Abbott won’t recreate Labor’s “ham-fisted” Internet filter
- NBN take-up “a bitter jest”, says Turnbull
- Internode maintains filter stance after iiNet buyout
- NBN policy spurred Internode buyout, says Hackett
- Conroy’s attacks lack “hard evidence,” claims Turnbull
- Vic IT bungles Labor’s fault, says Liberal Minister
- Conroy’s time as Comms Minister is coming to an end
- Further Liberal hypocrisy on the NBN
- Labor MP Husic slams NBN schedule …?
- Apple “price gouging” Australians, claims NSW Minister
- Turnbull’s biggest problem: How to halt the NBN
- Labor MP wants ACCC enquiry into Aussie tech tax
- Laptops for schools should have been iPads
- Turnbull must quickly fill his NBN policy holes
- Victoria slams ‘risky, uncompetitive’ NBN policy
- Telstra deal: Has NBN reached “point of no return”?
- A review of Australian political iPhone apps
- Will Australia censor Apple’s App Store?
- Scrap the NBN to pay for floods: 28 percent say “Yes”
- Gillard must develop strategic IT plan, says analyst
- Conroy to release NBN Co plan Monday
- “Pig ignorant dummies” and A “sour-faced woman”:
Linton rounds out the year
- The Queensland alternative: Schwarten’s new shadow
- Top ten tech sector leaks we’d like to see
- Get nicked, Conroy: Baillieu rejects opt-out NBN
- Full video: Gillard + Conroy on Telstra separation
- Turnbull rails against parliamentary NBN blockage
- AN IPAD FOR EVERY DOCTOR:
Victorian Labor promises
- Turnbull’s amendments hit furious Conroy
- Deconstructing morality and Labor’s internet filter
- “NBN or nothing” is a false dichotomy, says Turnbull
- NBN opposition not pointless, says Turnbull
- Cost benefit rationality of the false NBN dichotomy
- Turnbull just opposes everything, claims Conroy
- CONROY’S NEW NEMESIS: Malcolm Turnbull
- NBN Co kicks operations back into gear
- WHAT THEY SAID: The NBN reaction
- Gillard pauses to reflect on NBN victory
- Treasury costings scant on NBN details
- Why wasn’t Maxine McKew Labor’s Old Spice guy?
- Slattery + Rebel Alliance propose NBN 3.0
- Bartlett launches Tasmanian digital economy strategy
- NBN Co freezes spending, hiring
- Election rant 7: Labor’s arrogance hamstrung NBN policy
- Election rant 6: NBN envy – or apathy?
- Quigley openly slams Coalition’s broadband policy
- Election rant 4: Labor’s three NBN strikes
- Forget e-health, the NBN is a big, fat, entertainment machine
- Election rant 2: NBN Co’s outrageous Labor favour
- 1Gbps demand years away, says Thodey
- Quigley denies giving Labor free 1Gbps kick
- Caption contest: Gillard and her Apple iPad
- Stallman slams filter as ‘human rights attack’
- Do we even need a fibre National Broadband Network?
- Gershon funds must remain quarantined
- Oh dear: Filter issue dogs Kate Lundy
- Coalition unveils rival $6bn broadband policy
- Australia doesn’t want 100Mbps internet, says Turnbull
- Christian lobby slams “incomprehensible” filter block
- Not the Twitter election you were expecting
- Should Gillard replace Conroy with Lundy?
- Conroy vs Lundy: A 14-year comparison study
- Lundy proffers opt-in filter option to Labor
- Labor hardly better than Opposition on tech policy
- Joe Hockey and Kate Lundy: A new Democrats
- NBN audit: Smith slams “chaotic Conroy”
- Filter bills on track for Feb/March