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DBCDE's NBN Website Taken Offline [Updated]

Tony Abbott’s government hasn’t even been sworn in yet, and already the furniture is starting to be moved around, starting with the shelving of the National Broadband Network Company’s official government site.

The Government Submitted A Stupid App To Apple Seemingly On Purpose

Remember the Cyber-Safety Help Button? You might remember it as Conroy’s Big Red Button that when pushed, directed kids to a website that told them how to stay safe online. It was a poorly thought out initiative to say the least, but wait until you hear what the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy did next.

White House Says Huawei Wasn't Spying For China

Reuters has inside US Government sources telling them that Huawei hasn’t been spying on China’s behalf, but it’s still wary of the rapidly growing Chinese telecom.

Conroy, Smith And Ludlam Debating ICT Policy August 10

Next Tuesday, August 10 at 1pm, Stephen Conroy, Tony Smith and Scott Ludlam will be debating IT and communications policy at the National Press Club. The event will be broadcast on Sky News, and we’ll be liveblogging it here on Gizmodo, so you can see what party has the best interests of the tech community in mind at this years election.

Is Senator Conroy Still Minister For BCDE? (UPDATED)

The Parliament of Australia website has updated its site with a new Ministry list to reflect the change in PM. The bad news is that the PDF link – found here – still has Stephen Conroy as Minister for Broadband, Communication and the Digital Economy.

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