Election 2010 - the ICT vote Election 2010 - the ICT vote

Julia Gillard’s Australian Labor Party gave us the National Broadband Network and the controversial internet filter, now on hold until after the polls close on August 21.

Tony Abbott says his Coalition will wind back the NBN but as the party that first raised the notion of online censorship it’s likely that measure will receive bipartisan support no matter who sits in the Lodge next month.

To help you decide how to cast your ballot we compile the latest news and views from the IT industry on topics such as the NBN, net filter, telecommunications regulation, IT and tax incentives to help individuals and small businesses stay on their feet.

Business leaders unite to defy Canberra's bullies

Business leaders unite to defy Canberra's bullies

Ready to speak out over NBN, tax reform and carbon tax.
Oct 6 2010 4:10PM
Industry ‘relieved’ over NBN

Industry ‘relieved’ over NBN

Gillard welcomed but changes needed.
Sep 7 2010 8:31PM
NBN Co back in business

NBN Co back in business

Gillard, Coalition, Greens have their say.
Sep 7 2010 6:22PM
Labor wins broadband election

Labor wins broadband election

Independents back Gillard minority Government.
Sep 7 2010 3:38PM
Katter swings to Coalition

Katter swings to Coalition

Announcement catches Australia off-guard.
Sep 7 2010 2:19PM
ALP wins Wilkie's support for poker machine tech

ALP wins Wilkie's support for poker machine tech

Smartcards to curb problem gambling.
Sep 2 2010 4:47PM
Windsor challenges Gillard on NBN price tag

Windsor challenges Gillard on NBN price tag

Independents want NBN costs broken down into bite-sized pieces.
Aug 25 2010 4:22PM
Analysis: Did the NBN rollout plan win seats?

Analysis: Did the NBN rollout plan win seats?

Yes in Tassie, a resounding no on the mainland.
Aug 23 2010 2:06PM
Election outcome to favour bush broadband

Election outcome to favour bush broadband

Independents are NBN believers.
Aug 22 2010 4:28PM
IIA throws support behind NBN

IIA throws support behind NBN

Weighs in on “Broadband Election”.
Aug 19 2010 3:41PM
Democrats leave IT policy to the wire

Democrats leave IT policy to the wire

No time for more than a brief outline.
Aug 19 2010 12:20PM
Gillard promises video doctors with NBN

Gillard promises video doctors with NBN

GP after-hours helpline to launch in July 2012.
Aug 17 2010 10:33AM
Report: Where to find the NBN's missing billions

Report: Where to find the NBN's missing billions

Parliamentary Library does the numbers on Labor's NBN funding.
Aug 16 2010 3:48PM
Greens announce cyber-safety policy

Greens announce cyber-safety policy

‘Draws from the same pool’ as Coalition on filtering policy.
Aug 16 2010 3:06PM
Business leaders unimpressed by Coalition broadband plans

Business leaders unimpressed by Coalition broadband plans

TCNZ, Bank Of Queensland want higher speeds.
Aug 12 2010 11:46AM
NBN Co tests fibre network to 1 Gbps

NBN Co tests fibre network to 1 Gbps

ALP buoyed by NBN Co announcement.
Aug 12 2010 11:04AM
Coalition announces $100.5m cyber-safety plan

Coalition announces $100.5m cyber-safety plan

Cyber-safety policy announced.
Aug 11 2010 5:21PM
Election10: How to choose Australia's next broadband network

Election10: How to choose Australia's next broadband network

We compare the broadband policies of the major parties.
Aug 11 2010 2:07PM
Abbott "no Bill Gates" on broadband policy

Abbott "no Bill Gates" on broadband policy

Leaves the technical stuff to his Comms Minister.
Aug 11 2010 7:33AM
Costings: Only $150m on backhaul in Coalition's first term

Costings: Only $150m on backhaul in Coalition's first term

Will deliver at "snail's pace", says Conroy.
Aug 10 2010 4:47PM

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