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Telstra compensation changed original NBN plan

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Photo: Kainet/Flickr (Creative Commons) A $15-$20 billion compensation payment to Telstra over its copper network appears to have drove the Labor government in building the current NBN plan in order to avoid such a payment. The revelations are to come out via a documentary airing on ABC1’s Four Corner’s program tonight.

The Year in Review 2010: The Highlights Reel

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2010. What a year to end a decade. From political uncertainty in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, the leaking of important US documents – from Afghanistan to diplomatic cables – and even a possible upheaval of our classification system to finally allow a R18+ rating in Australia, bringing it in line with other western nations. We got more information about the new National Broadband Network, while we […]

Conroy given green light on mandatory filtering scheme

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The Federal Government has today announced that it will give the green light to the compulsory internet filtering plan, after a controversial trial to filter the internet was conducted earlier in the year, with the legislation being introduced in Parliament next year. “ISP filtering reduces the risk of Australians being inadvertently exposed to RC-rated material when they are online,” Senator Stephen Conroy, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital […]

Rudd on Twitter, crashes it…?

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Showing that he is more tech-savvy than the other Prime Ministers, Kevin Rudd has signed up to Twitter, the popular micro-blogging tool that allows people to “follow” your tweets in real time. But, according to The Age, his profile managed to crash the site after more that 670 people wanted to follow the PM. Also part of the new Web 2.0 campaign is a brand new site called “Kevin PM”, […]

Kevin Rudd’s Election Speech

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Missed the speech, you can now get it here since I recorded it. You will also need the DivX codec (or XviD – it can handle it too) to play it. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2RHFYDV7 File Size is about 141.7MB, Zip File.

Election Update : 9AM

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This is the election update for 9am, only 75.6% of the votes have been counted. Coalition Votes Percentage % Swing % Party NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total Divisions Won This Election Last Election Liberal 14 12 7 10 4 0 0 0 47 74 Australian Labor Party 28 21 15 4 6 5 2 2 83 60 The Nationals 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 […]

Coverage Finished

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Well Folks, That brings up to an end for our Election 2007 coverage. Check back tomorrow for more information, I hope you enjoyed the coverage. Before I leave I will list the people helping in this: Terence Huynh Stewart Wilson Jay Day (installing polling script) Remember you can always be a writer for tech.geek eather contact the reawaken networks or you can contact any member of the tech.geek team. Goodnight!

Update: 11:00PM

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Here is the update for 11PM, atm Kevin is speaking on Channel Nine and Channel Seven or the ABC Live stream.

Update: 10:30PM

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I’ve decided to take over on the updates…. So, Kevin has been announced the winner of the election but here are the results as of 10:32:22 PM: By The Way :- I will be stopping at 12PM. Still 1.5 hours to go!

Breaking News : Rudd is now PM

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Seven Network is reporting that Kevin Rudd is now Prime Minister, after John Howard has phoned Mr. Rudd to concede defeat. However, Howard may still be a MP, with Maxine McKew still not claiming victory as it is on “knife edge”. More info is on our Twitter Feed, see the right sidebar on our Election 2007 Page

Update: 10:00PM

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Filling in for Terence Coalition Votes % Swing % Liberal/National Coalition 4,004,831 46.29 -5.71 Australian Labor Party 4,646,111 53.71 +5.71 More on twitter!

Update: 9:30PM

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Decided to fill in for Terence and here it is…… Kevin Rudd has won the 2007 Australian Election according to Channel Nine. The Current results from the AEC are: Coalition Votes Percentage % Swing % Party NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total Divisions Won This Election Last Election Liberal 12 12 6 7 4 0 0 0 41 74 Australian Labor Party 25 19 12 3 6 […]

Election Update: 9:00PM

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Liberal/National : 3,059,695 Votes (46.12%) Labor: 3,575,113 Votes (53.88%) Party NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total Divisions Won This Election Last Election Liberal 12 12 7 0 4 0 0 0 35 74 Australian Labor Party 25 19 13 0 6 3 2 1 69 60 The Nationals 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 12 CLP – The Territory Party 0 0 0 0 […]