National Broadband Network chief architect Tony Cross, whose role placed him in charge of the rollout of copper connections, resigned today. After six years on the project, Cross' last day will be this Friday, the day before the Federal Election is to be held.
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If there's anything that can lure Australians away from the couch on a Saturday to help determine the future of our country it is the promise of delicious meats, and sweet treats. This year, there are more than a couple of options to help you find the onion-optional sanga or heavenly frosted cupcake of your election day dreams, so we've put together a round-up.
As hinted in earlier announcements by Shadow Communications Minister, Jason Clare, Labor’s much-anticipated policy for the National Broadband Network released Monday commits the party – if elected – to move away from the Coalition’s fibre to the node (FTTN) network and transition back to a roll-out of fibre to the premises (FTTP). This was the central pillar of Labor’s original NBN. So how does this compare with the Coalition's version of the NBN?
Two weeks out from the Australian federal government election on July 2, the Labor Party has released its policy documents for its plan for the National Broadband Network. Labor's NBN plan, it says, will build fibre to the premises (FTTP) NBN to "up to two million more" Australian homes and businesses, double the number covered under the current Liberal rollout plan. The party says that there will be no additional impact to the country's budget and the NBN's financial cap.
While no one can truly say which way the upcoming federal election will go, methods exist so we can have a really good guess. No, not tea leaves and chicken bones -- we can do better in the modern age. Take Twitter, which is a digital goldmine of info on voting preferences, important political issues and whether or not you look fat in those pants.
With just over a month to go before Australia's federal election, you're going to be hearing a lot from every side on the economy, negative gearing, health and the environment. But anyone who reads Gizmodo is going to have be listening for answers to Australia's most pressing tech questions -- and ACCAN has identified the five most pressing issues prioritised by tech-minded Aussies.
When Australians go to the polls on July 2, they will elect 150 members of the House of Representatives. But, in 1998, there were 148 lower house MPs. So why does this number fluctuate? And what are the lowest and highest possible numbers?
"Every election throws up something new, and this one has thrown up something called a dank meme." With those words, we -- for once, unified as a country -- should decide to just shut the whole thing down. No more election, no more badly Photoshopped pictures of frogs on unicycles, no more internet.