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Articles and blog posts by Phil Dobbie

The NBN is broken. Here’s the fix.

Can we consider the evolution of the NBN to be anything short of a disaster? In this article for the TelSoc journal I suggest a better way forward.

Radio’s “juke box” approach is killing DAB

The commercial radio industry’s juke box approach to digital radio is killing the medium and is a demonstration of how protected their industry is.

Why Sydney house prices will fall. And by how much.

Sydney housing is sitting on a knife edge. It’s close to being the least affordable it’s ever been, and it’s achieved that with the lowest ever interest rates.

Why radio regulation needs to change

Today’s radio ratings – which again show marginal shifts in a tired industry – demonstrate that now, more than ever, this is need for an overhaul.

Is Hockey creating the real emergency?

In his budget Joe Hockey is cutting little from Labor’s spending, but expecting a massive hike in revenue.

Kyle isn’t the only one leaving breakfast radio

It seems Kyle and Jackie O aren’t the only ones leaving breakfast radio – the audiences are leaving too.

Read this, fatso

Amazingly, with less than a year till I am fifty, I still fall below the average which, for a 45-54 year old male, is a staggering 100.9cm (40 inches).

Is conservative talkback the only kind?

Talk radio people, it seems, have been brought up to believe that right wing shock jocks are the only means of engaging people. Tell people what to think, or say something controversial just to get a rise out of them.

Tele’s Front Page Boat Lies

Sydney’s Daily Telegraph hit a new low today, with a headline detached from any shred of evidence.

The Real Figures on Government Debt

Australia’s rising government debt is more to do with falling tax receipts than high government spending. Why would this be an issue when our GDP has been growing so quickly?

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