Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: Government Tech PolicyIt is not only Prime Minister Julia Gillard who has been making news in the Big Apple. Senator Stephen Conroy was also in town, taking about telecommunications and red underpants.
From its inception in a dream-like state where Kevin Rudd and Stephen Conroy shared dreams-within-dreams together on a flight of fancy to Canberra, they thought they could rule the Cyberverse together at a cost of only several tens of billions of dollars. Instead, Kevin Rudd is PM no more, as we know, and Senator Conroy must face news of yet another NBN disappointment.
A war of words has erupted between Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Liberal Senator Guy Barnett, with the latter claiming the National Broadband Network rollout in his home state of Tasmania was taking longer than expected.
Communications minister senator Stephen Conroy and his New Zealand counterpart, Stephen Joyce have released a joint discussion paper on mobile roaming across the Tasman. It stops short of recommending regulatory intervention.
Communications minister, senator Stephen Conroy, has won the 2011 award from Global Telecoms Business magazine for "the most significant personal contribution to telecommunications," for his work in developing the National Broadband Network.