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News, Telecommunications - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 15:15 - 44 Comments
news The Opposition has confirmed it will not consent to key Labor cabinet documents related to the National Broadband Network being publicly released, in comments which let Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull off the hook from doing the same.
When new Ministers are sworn in to lead government portfolios, they receive extensive briefings on those portfolios from their departmental bureaucrats. Known as ‘Red Books’ for a returning Government or ‘Blue Books’ for a new Government, the briefing documents contain a wealth of information about the new Minister’s portfolio, commitments, decisions and so on.
In Turnbull’s case, the Blue Book ministerial briefing is particularly important, because the post of Communications Minister will be a critical one for the Australian Government over the next several years. This is because the Coalition has promised to radically reshape Labor’s National Broadband Network, despite the fact that Labor’s NBN policy has always enjoyed overwhelming popular support amongst the general population. In addition, there are a number of other key issues in the Communications portfolio which Turnbull will need to deal with, ranging from Internet censorship and filtering, digital rights, media law and so on. Continue…
- ‘I’ll show you mine if you’ll show me yours’: Turnbull to open Blue Book if Labor opens NBN docs
- Political brawl erupts over NBN sub-committee
- Ludlam reveals catch-all “fair use” copyright bill
- Team Conroy clocks off … Dalek and all
- NEC keeps parliamentary IT services work
- Apple blames rights holders for Aussie price hikes
- Apple’s longest statement about Australia ever
- Apple’s Australian tax is mainly on iTunes
- Parliament runs out of money for Win7 rollout
- Please explain prices:
Parliament subpoenas Apple, Microsoft, Adobe
- “Cloak of invisibility”: Husic on tiny Apple tax bill
- Parliament trials Windows 8 tablets
- NSW wants to ban smartphone, tablets, from courts
- Seittenranta to be permanent DPS CIO
- #NatSecInquiry may not land before election
- Labor, Coalition block data retention transparency
- ‘Balance’, ‘open’: Roxon defends data retention plans
- IPA damns “extraordinary” data retention policy
- NBN: Misleading parliament should be a crime
- Analysis: Liberal MP Fletcher cherrypicks NBN facts
- IT price hike inquiry: Apple gets private hearing
- Govt blocks surveillance inquiry extension
- Angry consumers flood IT price hike inquiry
- “Heroic”: Turnbull savages ACCC Optus sign-off
- FTTN a huge “mistake”, says ex-BT CTO
- IT’S ON: Govt sets up IT price hike inquiry
- Husic asks Conroy for IT pricing inquiry
- R18+ game legislation hits Federal Parliament
- Filter blocks Senators’ access to over 35m sites
- Everything about the NBN is bad, says Turnbull
- FTTN would be “a litigator’s picnic”, says Optus
- iPhone, BlackBerry, Android: A parliamentary headache
- MSDN markup: 83 percent slug for Aussies
- Coalition attacks “discount” NBN ISPs Exetel, Dodo
- Markups a wider issue for Aussie industry: Adobe
- Labor MP wants ACCC enquiry into Aussie tech tax
- Has the Coalition concluded its Quigley witch-hunt?
- Apple ready to talk Australian prices
- Federal Parliament warms to the iPad
- NBN should be “above politics”, says Huawei
- Labor MP decries Apple’s Australia tax
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managed telephony provider?
- Picking apart the Coalition’s NBN misinformation
- Xenophon demands uniform NBN pricing
- Telco reform bill passes Senate
- Senate contempt order: Could Conroy face gaol?
- Turnbull rails against parliamentary NBN blockage
- OzLog unveiled: Senate lays data retention bare
- Oh dear: Mark Newton’s epic government rant
- Parliament wants mandatory anti-virus, firewalls on every PC
- Should Victoria pay for injured man’s Wii?
- Fiery Senate delays Telstra break-up bill
- Conroy releases draft NBN Co legislation
- Anonymous attacks Govt websites again