Stephen Conroy


Stephen Conroy and the Streisand effect

5:49PM | Friday, 17 May 2013 |  In recent days, Old Taskmaster has intently followed the saga of Senator Stephen Conroy and the issue of federal funding for NICTA. The situation is an example of the Streisand effect in action.

Budget re-write: Govt amends papers over NICTA ‘phasing out’

5:00AM | Friday, 17 May 2013 |  The federal government has been forced into a hasty rewrite of its own budget papers after initially stating that it will “phase out” National ICT Australia, following a recent article in StartupSmart.

Government to consider ways of cutting global roaming changes

8:58PM | Thursday, 23 August 2012 |  The Federal Government will consider ways of cutting global roaming charges, which would potentially benefit Australian start-ups doing business overseas, amid soaring complaints over large bills.

THE NEWS WRAP: Budget surplus under threat amid declining tax base

3:10AM | Thursday, 29 March 2012 |  Treasurer Wayne Swan says the Federal Government will need to cut and cancel whole spending programs to return the budget to surplus next financial year, as it fights a structural decline in the tax base that will keep revenue at depressed levels for years.

Conroy admits Australia ‘lags’ in online retailing

2:00AM | Monday, 21 February 2011 |  Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has claimed that Australian businesses are behind their overseas counterparts when it comes to online retail.

Federal Government to host online retail forum

2:00AM | Thursday, 3 February 2011 |  Small retailers are being invited to attend a Federal Government online retail forum later this month, designed to encourage Australian retailers to explore online business options.