Opinion

How the NBN could boost Australia’s GDP by 2%
Opinion

How the NBN could boost Australia’s GDP by 2%

The National Broadband Network (NBN) can boost Australia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by about 2% in the long term and, more importantly, add to our national welfare by improving real household consumption by 1.4%.

What now for the NBN under a Turnbull government?
Opinion

What now for the NBN under a Turnbull government?

University of Melbourne Emeritus Professor in Electric and Electronic Engineering, Rod Tucker, discusses how this week’s dramatic events in Federal politics will impact on the National Broadband Network.

Down the drain: we need to rethink how we clean our homes
News / Opinion

Down the drain: we need to rethink how we clean our homes

Individually, we use thousands of chemicals in our households and very few of us think about whether they are harming the environment. But the simple act of shampooing and conditioning our hair, even with green products, results in more than 30 chemicals being washed into our sewers.

Professor Rod Tucker
Opinion

The NBN: why it’s slow, expensive and obsolete

University of Melbourne Emeritus Professor in Electric and Electronic Engineering Rod Tucker, discusses the Coalition’s broadband network, which he says will not provide adequate bandwidth and will be no more affordable than the former Labor Government’s original NBN.

Professor Thas Nirmalathas
News / Opinion

Internet in space: nbn’s plan to bring broadband to rural Australia

The nbn – formerly the National Broadband Network – was established with a mandate to provide broadband to all Australians.

The security paradox: individual privacy versus digital driftnets
Opinion

The security paradox: individual privacy versus digital driftnets

The Abbott government’s plan to enforce the mandatory data retention legislation is being done to make us safer, yet it creates new data security risks for us all, Dr Suelette Dreyfus and Associate Professor Shanton Chang from the Department of Computing and Information Systems write for The Conversation.