Josh Taylor

Armed with a degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Journalism, Josh keeps a close eye on the telecommunications industry, the National Broadband Network, and all the goings on in government IT.

Latest Posts

Turnbull's 'shadow shadow' comms minister

In the lively debate around the National Broadband Network in senate estimates this week Communications Minister Stephen Conroy belittled his opposition counterpart Malcolm Turnbull's tech credentials for taking advice from Liberal MP Paul Fletcher. But what's so wrong with that?

October 20, 2010 by

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Did anti-filter voters put Conroy last?

Prior to the 2010 Federal Election, a campaign opposing the Australian Labor Party's mandatory internet filter policy was held to send Labor a message by putting Senator Stephen Conroy, the minister responsible for the policy, last on their Senate ballot paper when voting below the line. But did it work?

September 23, 2010 by

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Enrolling to vote the 'digital' way

Enrolling to vote or changing your enrolment address can be a pain in the behind if you don't want to leave your house, which is why ZDNet Australia has decided to show how it can be done in an almost — yet not totally — "digital" way.

July 14, 2010 by Ben Grubb and

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ISPs should disconnect infected users

The notion of disconnecting computers from the internet that are infected with malware until they are fixed is sound policy and should be made mandatory if it is to be effective.

June 22, 2010 by Ben Grubb

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