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Filter our freedom of speech right

Freedom of Speech, Media, Telecommunications and IT Unit and Nanny State | Carolyn Popp
Daily Telegraph 18th December, 2009

The new mandatory filtering regime proposed by the Government is the kind of election pledge most wish the Government would just forget about. It...

Do taxpayers really need to pay for the ABC any more?

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
Crikey.com.au 26th November, 2009

Mark Latham is a fine example of the economic principle of specialisation and the division of labour. He is an excellent public intellectual but...

Not the Voice to Sell Our Values

Media, Telecommunications and IT Unit and Trade & IP Unit | Tim Wilson
The Australian 10th November, 2009

In last Thursday's Bruce Allen Memorial Lecture, ABC managing director Mark Scott called for a significant expansion of the ABC as a global media...

Ultimate civic nonsense

Economics & Deregulation, Governance & Service Provision, Health and Water | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 30th October, 2009

Kevin Rudd announced on Tuesday that he wanted the federal government to be involved in the urban planning for Australia's cities. Presumably, he...

Consumerist kiddies? Come on, give them a little credit

Media, Telecommunications and IT Unit and Nanny State | Chris Berg
The Sunday Age 23rd August, 2009

There's a lot of rage directed at the advertising industry. The comedian Bill Hicks famously told his audience: "If anyone here is in marketing or...

Rule by nods and winks

Economics & Deregulation, Governance & Service Provision and Media, Telecommunications and IT Unit | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 17th April, 2009

The idea that anyone, let alone the government, has a clue about what the internet will look like in eight years' time is preposterous. In 2001 we...

Where's the breadth of vision in Rudd's broadband plan?

Economics & Deregulation and Media, Telecommunications and IT Unit | Alan Moran
The Age 15th April, 2009

With the national broadband network (NBN), Kevin Rudd is stepping into the breach to save the Australian economy for the fifth time. Already we've...

The winds of change will not wait for Rudd's broadband

Media, Telecommunications and IT Unit | Chris Berg
Crikey.com.au 7th April, 2009

The failure of the National Broadband Network tender to find a sensible and willing private sector company is not surprising. But the failure...

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