The Federal Government has responded swiftly to the furore surrounding the copyright ruling on the Optus TV Now service: it has announced that the Australian Law Reform Commission will review the operation of copyright in the digital environment.
The Federal Government has launched a three year, $5.1m trial of virtual English language tuition over the NBN designed to help new migrants settle into regional communities.
The telecomms industry has made its last bid to escape regulation of its customer service practices by the ACMA, with the submission of a revised Telecommunications Consumer Protection Code to the ACMA for registration.
The Federal Government is to provide $4.9m to give children with hearing or vision impairment in regional and remote Australia access to specialist services and therapies through the National Broadband Network (NBN).
The ACCC has released submissions received in response to the first round of its review of NBN Co's special access undertaking, and submitters are united in warning that it could result in NBN Co's Wholesale Broadband Agreement transcending legislation and the powers of the ACCC.
Telstra's major competitors, from Optus downwards have been unanimous in calling on the ACCC to regulate Telstra's wholesale ADSL service.