Monthly Archives: July 2013

Another Coalition Member Caught Lying Over NBN

More lies and misinformation from the Coalition over the National Broadband Network (NBN). They just can’t help themselves, can they? Just caught this tweet from Sussan Ley, the Coalition Member for Farrer in Southern New South Wales: Of course, this is just patently wrong, and I followed up here and here. The Coalition’s alternative NBN […]

More Coalition Goalpost Shifting

Certain members of our alternative government have certainly been a bit shifty with numbers related to their portfolios in the last 24 hours. On the National Broadband Network (NBN) front, where it has been claimed that if the Coalition comes to power at the election, and it’s alternative NBN is implemented, that people may be […]

Do We Have Store Brand Vegetables Now?

We’ve all seen so-called “store brand” or “home brand” products in the supermarket. For example, a packet of biscuits that look exactly the same and taste exactly the same as a packet of Tim Tams, but for half the price. And probably made in the exact same factory anyway. Well, whilst doing the shopping this […]

How To End Your NTSB Internship Early

NTSB Statement On Erroneous Confirmation Of Crew Names “Earlier today, in response to an inquiry from a media outlet, a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority when he erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew on the aircraft.” My only question is how the newsreader didn’t crack up laughing, or at […]

Hypocritical Turnbull Strikes Again Over Quigley

NBN Co, the company building Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN), this morning announced that founding CEO Mike Quigley, would be retiring from that position, after initially coming out of retirement in 2009 to head up the company. NBN Co Chief Executive Announces Retirement “NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley today announced that he will retire from […]

Time For Transparency On V/Line Punctuality

With the federal election approaching, the continuing Regional Rail Link (RRL) project in Victoria is likely to be in the news more and more, particularly since such a large slice of the funding comes from federal coffers. From its own website, RRL is: “Dedicated regional tracks will be built from West Werribee Junction to Deer […]

Zumbo NBN Opinion Piece Has Fatal Flaw

Everyone – (and particularly media outlets) – has an opinion on the NBN. In a free democracy, having an opinion and being allowed to express it is a fundamental premise. A opinion piece on the NBN by Frank Zumbo – (an associate professor at the school of business law and taxation at the University of […]