Timed local calls
Mon, 31 Mar 1997 01:55:57 +1000
> From: Bernard Robertson-Dunn <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Timed local calls
> Date: Sunday, 30 March 1997 1:47
> At 09:00 PM 28/03/97 +1000, email@example.com (Stewart Fist) wrote:
> >We keep treating telecommunications as if it was a technical problem
> >waiting technical solutions. It is not -- and it hasn't been since the mid
> >It is a political and economic problem.
> Selling Telstra to those who already own it is a distortion.
> The reason for this rather philosophical musing is a suggestion that we
> should be careful not to ignore reality and logic when we formulate our
> systems and laws.
A few other realities:
(a) a fair slice of our equity in Telstra will find its way into foreign
hands, as will dividends;
(b) funds from the Telstra sale will fund environmental projects;
(c) funds from the Telstra sale will be reduce the Commonwealth's budget
deficit financing task over the next couple of financial years ... by $$$
(d) private participation in Telstra, a market value placed on Telstra
(publicly listed shares) and so some real pressures to perform.
Sure looks as though Telstra will also help solve some political and economic
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