Proposals for media reform are same old same old. What is needed is massive radical deregulation.
A realistic look at the "digital divide".
If there is a problem with telecommunications in the bush, then it was not obvious to this author on his recent 'Burke and Wills' trip. Indeed, that also holds for other things we take for granted in the cities.
The growing burden of telecommunications regulations has created delays, inequities, excessive costs and you guessed it...yet more regulation.
If the ABC is to survive, it needs to stop its internal bickering, minimize union influence, recognize the primacy of audiences and devolve power.
In October of this year, the Telecommunications Service Inquiry report into service levels in the bush was released. The headlines flowing from this report were primarily to do with the implications for the full privatization of Telstra. The...