Taxpayers will spend $50 million to referee children’s cyber-bullying disputes over the next four years, triggering a government plea for parents to control their kids’ internet use.
In his budget reply speech recently Bill Shorten announced his plan for a $500 million Smart Investment Fund – citing the spectacular growth of Seek.com, which he said drew on Australian government investment.
ELEANOR HALL: Now to the frustration in rural areas around the country over the Federal Government's national broadband network. The NBN Co is rationing download allowances under its satellite plan to ensure that no-one misses out.
Bradfield has received a significant boost in the 2015 Budget with $300,000 over two years allocated to fund small capital projects in the local community.
HOST, ASH MOORE: Well if you live in a rural or remote area that can't get access to the internet then you have to use internet delivered by satellite in orbit above you, and by the end of the year NBN Co's expected to launch a new satellite which it says will be up and running by the middle of next year, and will solve rural and remote Australia's internet woes.
The Government has released a report, prepared by the Department of Communications, on the future directions for spectrum management that outlines recommended changes to improve Australia's spectrum management framework.
At the CommsDay Australasia Satellite Forum this week Paul Fletcher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Communications Minister, raised questions about the future of the Universal Services Obligation. Should it be the responsibility of the NBN?
LOCAL streets and roads in Bradfield will benefit from the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Programme being doubled in 2015–16 to $2.4 million.
In any country with a successful technology sector, the role of start-up companies is critical. Australia has its own start-up success stories. Atlassian was founded by Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes in 2001; today it employs more than 1000 people, more than half of them in Sydney.