Stories by Mahesh Sharma

Updated: NBN Co received extra $300m before election

The Federal Government has injected over $300 million in equity into NBN Co, it has come to light this week, doubling the capital available to the company responsible for rolling out the National Broadband Network.

NBN a pie in the sky: Morgan

THE $43 billion national broadband network (NBN) is a “purely political cover up” of the failure of the original FTTN proposal and a repeat of decades-old, failed nation-building technology Labor policy, according to independent telco consultant and long-time trade unionist, Kevin Morgan.

People power killed the filter

The imminent death of Labor's proposed mandatory ISP-level internet filter is one of the strongest indicators that people power still has a role to play in politics.

Gov 2.0 report card

The former head of the Government 2.0 Taskforce, Dr Nicholas Gruen, has handed in his report card on the major parties' use of Gov 2.0 principles.

Web 2.0 lacking in political debate: Gruen

The opposition and minor parties haven't fully utilised the power of Web 2.0 technologies to shift the political debate, according to the head of the Gov 2.0 Taskforce, Nicholas Gruen.