[LINK] Estens report posted
Sat, 9 Nov 2002 00:06:18 +1100 (EST)
On Fri, 8 Nov 2002, James Pearce wrote:
> > On Fri, 8 Nov 2002, Chirgwin, Richard wrote:
> > > http://www.telinquiry.gov.au/rti-report.html
> > ...and to be really annoying:
> > "Ms Word Format"
> Well, at least it's not PDF.
PDF might be just as proprietory as Word, but at least it is a published
standard which Word most certainly isn't; and accessing a PDF in Netscape
or lynx does at least render it, which Word doesn't.
> Also, Richard wrote:
> f) With all this in mind, though, many of the shortcomings of
> telecommunications - well, what shortcomings are actually inadequacies! -
> are sheeted home to the government. More funding is called for, new
> policies, etc etc. This sounds nice - unless you have my nasty suspicious
> mind. If you have my NSM, you think "Ahh. So the government can announce
> revisions to its own policies, but since it's not Telstra's fault, it can
> sell Telstra!"
> Which is the way I read it, I have to say. The government can sell Telstra
> if it uses the money raised to set up a fund to ensure adequate
> telecommunications in the bush?
Does that imply that having sold it to the mug punters it can then buy it
back at market rates when the share price falls below the float price?
Are we to see T2 again as T3?
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