MALCOLM TURNBULL: Well ladies and gentlemen thank you very much, I'm here with the Parliamentary Secretary for Communications Paul Fletcher to make a really exciting announcement that is going to be so important for regional Australia.
Schools are hiring private investigators to hunt down cyber bullies who torment classmates online, driving some to the brink of suicide.
Taxpayers will spend $50 million to referee children’s cyber-bullying disputes over the next four years, triggering a government plea for parents to control their kids’ internet use.
ELEANOR HALL: Now to the frustration in rural areas around the country over the Federal Government's national broadband network. The NBN Co is rationing download allowances under its satellite plan to ensure that no-one misses out.
HOST, ASH MOORE: Well if you live in a rural or remote area that can't get access to the internet then you have to use internet delivered by satellite in orbit above you, and by the end of the year NBN Co's expected to launch a new satellite which it says will be up and running by the middle of next year, and will solve rural and remote Australia's internet woes.
At the CommsDay Australasia Satellite Forum this week Paul Fletcher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Communications Minister, raised questions about the future of the Universal Services Obligation. Should it be the responsibility of the NBN?