Conroy prescribes NBN for retail therapy

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, has continued his hard-sell of the National Broadband Network (NBN), dropping into a designer pop-up-shop in the trendy inner Melbourne suburb of Brunswick to tub thump the business as an example of how the fibre rollout can accelerate small businesses productivity and profitability. As big […]

Lance Armstrong falls from Adelaide board

By Paul Hemsley Adelaide City Council has announced it will dump disgraced professional cyclist Lance Armstrong from its Key to the City honour board as the local government seeks to limit fallout from the latest sports doping revelations. But despite removing Mr Armstrong’s name from the Key to the City honour board, the South Australian […]

‘TreeBay’ scheme for carbon farmers

By Jane Garcia A proposal for helping farmers to earn carbon credits for native vegetation and trees they preserve or plant on their properties could also prove profitable for local government, according to an Australian National University researcher. Philip Gibbons from the university’s Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, suggests an online auction system, similar […]


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