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Speech to the Newspaper Works Forum: Innovation and Deregulation in the Internet Age

The work journalists and editors do is just as important to our democracy as that done by politicians like me or judges or public servants.  Newspapers have been the most important foundations of journalism. They have had the scale and the influence to frame and host the big debates on the big issues. They have been big and ornery enough to take on powerful vested interests (and each other ) and have held governments to account.

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21st August 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog, Speeches

Launch of Australia’s Biggest (virtual) School Exursion

As part of National Science Week I attended the launch of the Australia’s Biggest (virtual) School Excursion at the Scots College in Bellevue Hill. The excursion takes students through virtual 3D environment of the Jenolan Caves, one of the finest and oldest open cave systems in the world.

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18th August 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog

Trying to make sense of the confused, and confusing, Mr Clare.

The NBN Co has met, indeed surpassed, its target for total (ie brown and greenfield) premises passed with fibre as at June 30.

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28th July 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog

Trying to make sense of the confused, and confusing, Mr Clare.

Mr Clare may not like it, but the NBN Co for the first time is meeting and beating its targets

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14th July 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog, Media Releases

Child Care Benefit increases today for families

The rate of Child Care Benefit families receive will increase from today, Assistant Minister for Education Sussan Ley announced this morning.

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7th July 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog

Transcript: Interview with Alan Jones and the Budget and Relations with Clive Palmer

I spoke to Alan Jones about the budget emergency and the need to implement tough measures to reduce Australia’s future debt burden.

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5th June 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog, Transcripts

May eNews - Budget Edition

Rather than inflict yet another torrent of numbers on you about the Budget last week, I thought I would let the dust settle a little and write to you in what I hope is a more reflective voice.

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21st May 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog