National Broadband Network
Wow, so Ruddy and Crew want to build a fibre-to-the-home network for the whole of the country through a publicly sponsored company. Well since nobody else would do it, I guess they had no choice, and It's about time we jumped into the 21st century. We've been held back too long by abusive behaviour from our local telephone monopoly.
All the 'pundits' keep focusing on the impact on phone companies and ISPs ... Far too narrow a view -- I think for example that if I was a free-tv television broadcaster I'd be somewhat more worried than anyone else right now.
One negative is that this is the same government who wants to censor the internet. That's a major negative.