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AGD ASIO’s “puppet”, claims Pirate Party

March 19, 2014 - 17:07 -- Admin

Digital rights political party the Pirate Party Australia this week claimed that a parliamentary submission made by the Attorney-General's Department (AGD) arguing for substantially increased government electronic surveillance powers indicated that the Department was little more than a "puppet" and "lobbyist for law enforcement and intelligence agencies".

“Witch hunt”? Turnbull opens Labor NBN policy review

March 7, 2014 - 16:07 -- Admin

Malcolm Turnbull has appointed seasoned executive and public figure Bill Scales to conduct what the Communications Minister today described as an "independent audit" of the policy development process which led to the previous Government's National Broadband Network project, in an effort which is already being described as a "witch hunt" against Labor.

Bill who?

January 21, 2014 - 08:54 -- Admin

Bill who? Regular post for The Hoopla.Filed under: Politics Tagged: Bill Shorten, John Howard, Kevin Rudd, Labor, negative politics, The Hoopla, Tony Abbott

2014 will be a great year for the NBN … pity it’s the last

January 10, 2014 - 13:08 -- Admin

By all accounts, 2014 is shaping up as a pretty good year for the actual National Broadband Network rollout. As I write on Delimiter 2.0 today (paywalled), the project has a solid amount of Fibre to the Premises construction work set to deliver this year, and there are other reasons to be optimistic about how the next 12 months will pan out. But from 2015, it's all downhill.