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Last year one in five young Australians aged eight to 17 faced cyberbullying, according to recent research led by the University of New South Wale's Social Policy Research Centre.

Nearly three quarters of Australian schools reported incidents of cyberbullying.

None of this is news to the many Australian families that have been touched by cyberbullying.

They already know what the research confirmed: cyberbullying can be very serious and its consequences can be more far-reaching than bullying in the schoolyard. 

Published in the Daily Telegraph, 27/10/2014

WHEN Sydneysiders today travel over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or on the underground rail loop in central Sydney, or on the electric train network which serves the Sydney metropolitan area, how many pause to think about the man we have to thank for these things?

Dr JJC Bradfield was a visionary Australian engineer who worked with enormous energy and vision to build the infrastructure which he foresaw that Sydney would need as it grew.

The scale of today’s digital transformation is comparable to the Industrial Revolution – and maximizing the potential of disruptive ICT technologies isn’t just a priority for businesses, but for governments and societies too. In an exclusive opinion piece, Australian MP Paul Fletcher gives an insider’s view on the digital revolution and offers policy makers three clear principles for transformation success.

To the editor,

I’d like to point out a range of factual errors in the article ‘New Australian e-Safety Commissioner could be censorship czar’. The statement that the government is preparing to “legislate wide-ranging internet censorship” is incorrect, as is the claim that the scheme will cover “absolutely anything the government wants”.

While the previous government spent lavishly on its planned national broadband network, it paid no attention to regional and remote mobile coverage. Not one dollar of public funding was allocated  for improved mobile services, despite repeated calls for action from country Australians.

MANY Australian businesses, particularly smaller businesses, are not big users of information and communications technology.

Imagine you had been treasurer of Australia for six years and never once delivered a surplus.

JUST about any company in Silicon Valley will dazzle you with stories of the change they have created.

LAST week NBN Co released its strategic review -- and some commentators expressed surprise that the company's recommended option (the "optimised multi-technology mix") would cost $41 billion.

Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00

The Australian: Rudd in Reverse on Productivity

IN his National Press Club speech last month, Kevin Rudd told Australians that when he became Prime Minister in 2007, he aimed to "lift our national productivity" -- and he has never changed his view.

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