Tag Archives: auspol

NBN Flux: Inflexion Point

I have worked in the IT industry in Australia – (in one form or another) – for almost 20 years. My history of tinkering and mucking around with computers goes back more than 30 years. So it is fair to say that I have seen quite a bit of weird, wonderful and outright “batshit annoying” […]

Abbott Repeats Turnbull Tasmanian NBN Lie

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has repeated an unsubstantiated claim made by Malcolm Turnbull in October, in regards to the construction of the NBN in Tasmania. Abbott Dodges Repeated Tassie FTTP Questions “In general, Abbott did not directly address the issues being raised. For example, on the issue of how politically damaging the FTTP issue could […]

Serco Employee Superannuation Fail

It seems that Serco is not just capable of ”faults in due diligence” with respect to prison transport contracts, and security flaws at detention centres, but has also been guilty of lax procedures with respect to compulsory employee superannuation contributions. Review Of Superannuation Guarantee Contributions – Outcome “Serco has been carrying out a review to […]

Transcript Of ABC Asylum Seeker Tow-Back Video

Following up from my earlier post on the apparent censoring of an asylum seeker tow-back video by the ABC, a translation of what was said on the uncensored version has emerged. Not being able to speak Farsi myself, I can’t personally verify the translation is correct, but it does match up with a small section […]

ABC Asylum Seeker Tow-Back Video Censored?

Earlier today, I tweeted a video link to an ABC posting of a video, evidently of a lifeboat full of asylum seekers being towed back to Indonesia. A couple of hours later, a few people pointed out to me that the video link no longer worked. Curious, I investigated. The video is – (or more […]

2013: Posts Of The Year

In this the 2013 edition of my ‘posts of the year’, as was the case in the 2012, my website has been dominated by NBN discussion. Yes I do write about the NBN quite a bit, but that these articles are so popular on my site shows just how important the NBN has become in […]

Unsubstantiated Claims Of Stopped Tasmanian NBN Rollout

Amidst the ramping up of the new Australian government, and with reviews of just about everything under the sun underway, we see yet more incorrect statements from incoming federal Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull in regards to the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN). Turnbull claimed on ABC Radio in Hobart that the rollout of […]

Funny Smell Over NBN Co Board Resignations

Something smells a bit funny to me with this story of the entire board of NBN Co resigning. While there is no doubt that they have resigned, the mechanics of the situation don’t completely add up. All But One NBN Co Board Member Hand In Resignations “Chairwoman Siobhan McKenna tendered her resignation along with other […]

Murdoch Then And There – What About Here And Now?

With the federal election run and won, delivering a result for better or for worse, for many people the question of the power and influence shown by Rupert Murdoch and his media empire over the result will likely remain a point of debate and contention – and for a very long time. There has been […]

Website Bullied By Coalition Lawyers

Earlier this week, a rather blunt and straightforward website came online, voicing displeasure against a swathe of Coalition election policies. The publisher has a right to have a say, right? Until the Coalition’s lawyers got wind of it, apparently. The owner of the website, Jesse Richardson, issued a media statement (click for full size): “My […]