[LINK] Press Release from Senator Lundy
Fri, 25 Feb 2000 18:24:16 +1100 (EST)
I have to add that another disincentive is the pathetic non-availability
of high bandwidth in the rural regions.
There could be an opportunity for high income telecommuters to enjoy a
rural lifestyle if they could get access to acceptable bandwidth; this
would have a spinoff in increased employment in the local service
industries. I think this is compounded by the lack of IT ability in most
local government organisations and most LG authorities don't have a clue
about what is needed to encourage telecommuters to their regions, they
just don't pay the wages to attract knowledgable staff; I know, I was
made redundant to a restructure that down priced my job by $10K.
As an example, there is currently no Big Pond Direct PoP in Wagga Wagga, a
city of nearly 60K, likewise Shepparton.
LANNet Computing Associates <http://www.lannet.com.au>
On Fri, 25 Feb 2000, Stutsel, Melanie (Sen K. Lundy) wrote:
> <<They just don't get IT.doc>>
> Melanie Stutsel
> Office of Senator Kate Lundy
> Shadow Minister for Sport, Youth Affairs
> and assisting on Information Technology
> Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600
> (02) 6277 3334