According to Tony Abbott’s policy the internet will operate on the cable TV infrastructure, which means Foxtel. The likely outcome is that internet will be bundled with cable TV and telephone, killing off ‘free to air’ TV networks. Foxtel will have total control over communications in Australia.
News Ltd. is busy buying up Foxtel share, and the end result will be all communication in Australia will be under the control of Murdoch.
Tony Abbott needs to explain exactly what his internet policy is if he is to have any credibility with those who want an open and democratic internet.