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Forget The NBN, Stephen Conroy Gets Defence

So Senator Stephen Conroy is indeed back as part of the Labor shadow cabinet, but not in the role of Shadow Communications Minister and professional NBN expert. In the newly-announced shadow cabinet, he takes the role of minister for defence, as well as deputy leader of the Opposition in the Senate. So who gets the communications role and can look forward to parliamentary arguments with Malcolm Turnbull? The answer is . . .


Guess Who's Back...

…back again. Conroy’s back. Tell a friend.


Stephen Conroy Wants Back In As Communications Minister

Never has a chalice been so particularly poisoned as the one sipped by former Communications Minister Stephen Conroy. After his tumble out of the spotlight, he’s throwing his hat back into the ring to be the Labor Party’s new Shadow Communications Minister.


How Labor + Coalition Broadband Policies Differ: A Hype-Free Explainer

Broadband — in the shape of the National Broadband Network (NBN) — remains a key point of difference between Labor and the Coalition’s policies going into the federal election. Our politicians are not paying lip service when it comes to these differences. There are significant variations in cost, in delivery types, in download and upload speeds, in business opportunities, customer experience and the so-called “future-proofing” of the network, depending on which version of the NBN we continue with. So what are they, and what do you need to know?


You Won't Believe How Hardcore Stephen Conroy Is For Doctor Who

Remember Stephen Conroy? He’s a former Communications Minister, occasional internet censorship proponent and avid Whovian. We already know that he tracks the exploits of The Doctor closer than anyone else in government, but his nerdiness actually saw him pressuring the head of the ABC over the future of the series.


Mike Quigley Is Posting To Whirlpool Forums

What’s Mike Quigley going to do with his time when he’s no longer the head of NBN Co? Trawl Whirlpool Forums, it seems.


Mike Quigley's Legacy Is Not Just A Bunch Of Fibre

Mike Quigley — the first CEO of the National Broadband Network Company — announced today he would leave the role soon to make way for fresh eyes on the project. Quigley has accomplished a great deal in the role, but his legacy is more than just cables in the ground all over the country. It’s bigger.



What Happened With The NBN This Week?

It’s a been a week of political upheaval, and as a result, the NBN has been kicked around like a partisan-football, so what was the score at the end of the metaphor-laden match?


Confirmed: Stephen Conroy Has Resigned As Communications Minister

It’s official: Kevin Rudd is now, once again, Prime Minister-Elect following a leadership spill in Canberra late last night. We expect a raft of Cabinet resignations today, but it has now been confirmed that Communications Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, has resigned.


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