News and interviews on Nick Minchin including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Friday, 05 February 2010
Communications minister Stephen Conroy under fire from the Federal Opposition questioning his judgement regarding the NBN tender process.
Tuesday, 08 December 2009
Federal opposition leader Tony Abbott has announced a new front bench, less than one week after former leader Malcolm Turnbull was voted out of his position.
Friday, 04 December 2009
Tony Abbott looks set to promise Australians 'no big new tax' – as he calls Rudd's ETS plan. But though carbon reduction is quite possible through regulation alone, he would be foolish to promise carbon reduction at 'no cost'.
Monday, 30 November 2009
As opposition treasury spokesman Joe Hockey emerges as the potential new leader of the Liberal Party, Turnbull refuses to step aside.
Monday, 23 November 2009
Confidence has been given a boost as new car sales continued to rise during October, with the seasonally adjusted estimate for total sales of new motor vehicles up by 3.7%.
Final emissions trading scheme legislation comes as opposition within the Liberal party is growing against leader Malcolm Turnbull, with a number of ministers prepared to vote against the scheme.
Today, with a nod of his head, Kevin Rudd can entrench Labor power for years to come, simply by agreeing to more compensation for the electricity industry or extending the current compensation beyond 2015.
Thursday, 19 November 2009
AAPT chief executive Paul Broad attacks the NBN, saying the plan is “absolute rubbish” and a front for the Government to break-up Telstra’s wholesale and retail divisions.
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Telstra is urging for a Senate Inquiry in order to delay any debate on the proposed legislation that would see the company split its retail and wholesale divisions.
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
The Federal Government will introduce a package of telecommunications reforms that will force Telstra to separate its retail, wholesale and infrastructure businesses unless it voluntarily agrees to separate these businesses.
Thursday, 03 September 2009
The Opposition attacks communications minister Stephen Conroy for failing to deliver a report on the results of the internet filtering scheme.
Wednesday, 05 August 2009
Opposition communications spokesman Nick Minchin warns the legislation for the NBN Bill may not be passed, claiming certain requirements in the Bill are ambiguous.
Wednesday, 08 July 2009
With the search for National Broadband Network board members only just beginning, it appears the Government is already falling behind on its plans for the $43 billion infrastructure project.
Wednesday, 08 April 2009
While the information technology industry has praised the NBN plan, experts have raised questions.
Friday, 03 April 2009
The chief executive of iiNet is considering legal action against a federal minister after he ridiculed iiNet's defence.
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Internet service provider iiNet has dropped out of the testing phase of the Government's internet filtering scheme.
Monday, 23 March 2009
The Federal Government will now monitor blogs on the internet as part of a new digital monitoring strategy, and documents criticising Communications Minister Stephen Conroy will get special attention.
Friday, 20 March 2009
The Federal Government has condemned the leaking of a list claiming to contain websites that will be blocked under a mandatory internet filtering scheme
Thursday, 19 March 2009
The Government’s blacklist of over 2,000 websites that are to be banned under the planned mandatory ISP-level filtering system has been leaked onto the internet.
Thursday, 12 February 2009
The Federal Government’s trials of its internet filtering program is set to begin today, but two major internet service providers have been dumped from the trialling process.