The appointment of Tim Wilson to the Human Rights Commission after a career as the mouthpiece for right-wing think tank the Institute of Public Affairs was controversial, but there's a lot he can focus on if he is its first 'freedom commissioner'.
Millennials were raised on technology -- they never had to be taught. So if you really need someone to explain what it all really means, just ask Gen-Y geek Josh Taylor, and he'll blog about it (whenever he feels like it).
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.
Two days out from Christmas, the Australian government has released the summary of its broadband availability and quality report, but the detail and methodology will wait until 2014.
The appointment of Internode founder Simon Hackett has broadly been met with approval by all sides of the NBN debate, but will his role be to better advise NBN Co, or to stop being a vocal, and well-informed critic of the NBN?
In one week, we've seen the figures behind two successful Australian businesses choose to rise up to the challenge of tough retail conditions, or whinge that the government is making it all too hard.
The low take-up on BT's fibre-to-the-cabinet network should serve as a warning for Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to be careful what he wishes for.
The latest in the series of campaigns trying to convince Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to keep the NBN as fibre to the home is not too dissimilar to campaigns waged against the last government.
Breaking Bad is available in Australia on the same day that it airs in the US, and yet Australians still torrented the final episode more than any other country.
Free of the hyperbole that goes with running a three-year election campaign, Turnbull's attitude to the NBN already seems very different.
TPG's announcement of offering fibre-to-the-building broadband services will be the first test of new Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
I admire the enthusiasm of people signing a petition to save the fibre-to-the-premises NBN, but it's unlikely to go anywhere.