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Turnbull dismisses NBN petition as undemocratic

PrintThe National Broadband Network was a key policy under both the Rudd and Gillard governments and was a key election issue at this month’s federal election which saw the Liberal Party return to government after a six-year hiatus.

Post Tony Abbott’s victory, a petition hosted by change.org began to circulate on social media, asking the newly elected government to ditch their NBN policy which advocates a fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) model in favour of Labor’s fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) model.

At time of publication, the petition had 218,657 signatures and is easily the most supported online petition Australia has seen but it will largely be ineffective due to the Liberal government believing they have a mandate to move to an FTTN model.

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How YouTube will remember the election

With less than two weeks to go until polling day, we thought it’s a good time to give you a wrap of the best this election has delivered – the best YouTube videos that is.

Clive Palmer has been good for news gold since before the election was called, from his plan to build a replica of the doomed Titanic to wanting to open a Jurrasic Park on the Sunshine Coast, Mr Palmer has always been good for a laugh – and he also seems to like pie.

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Three men and a PM: who should lead the ALP?

gillardAfter a failed challenge last year, former prime minister Kevin Rudd promised to not challenge again and to sit, content and loyal, on the backbench.

We’re less then 7 months out to this year’s election, and the leadership of Julia Gillard seems plagued with Labor doubt. But who else can save Labor from an election wipe out?

The options for a new leader seem to be three men: Kevin Rudd, Bill Shorten or Simon Crean.

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