Opinion: The game is up for Malcolm’s pseudo-NBN

Anyone watching or listening to today’s day-long forensic deconstruction by former Communications Minister Stephen Conroy of the current state of the NBN rollout could but not conclude that the entire project is being neutered for entirely political reasons. Even NBN CEO Bill Morrow, by the end of the day, effectively conceded that he was no […]

Speak Out 1 Video: Senator Scott Ludlam

Electronic Frontiers Australia was honoured to host Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam as our first guest in our Speak Out event series. EFA Speak Out events use Google Hangout On Air to showcase a local or international guest discussing and answering questions about online rights. Senator Ludlam has been one of Australia’s strongest political voices […]

EFA calls for public inclusion in any upcoming NBN review

New Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull, MP, yesterday held a media conference (see also the official media statement) in which he announced the new NBN Co interim statement of expectations. In the conference Mr Turnbull reiterated that the government will institute a strategic review of the NBN. Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) calls on Mr Turnbull to include […]

NBN petition: Saga Continues as Turnbull attacks lecturer and EFA Board Member

Electronic Frontiers Australia today supports Board Member and University of Queensland lecturer Dr. Sean Rintel’s argument for increased public consultation in the upcoming NBN strategic review in the face of criticism from Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull. Dr. Rintel made his argument in a piece for the The Conversation discussing the recent online petition calling […]

NBN petition and the backlash: when does democracy speak?

This article by EFA Board Member Sean Rintel was originally published at The Conversation. Read the original article. Australian social media users and civil society groups are mobilising against LNP Communication spokesperson Malcolm Turnbull’s claim today that “democracy has spoken” on the issue of the National Broadband Network (NBN). On election day last Saturday, Nick Paine, a self-identifying LNP-voting student […]