[LINK] 'World's biggest Luddite' in Telstra plasma TV row

Howard Lowndes lannet@lannet.com.au
Wed, 12 Feb 2003 09:56:28 +1100 (EST)


On Wed, 12 Feb 2003, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:

> PM accepts Telstra TV perk
> Luke McIlveen
> FEBRUARY 12, 2003  
> The Australian
> http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,5972694%5E15306%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html
>  
> TELSTRA lent John Howard a $10,000 plasma screen television identical to
> the one provided to Communications Minister Richard Alston, it was revealed
> last night.
> 
> The Prime Minister received the television, which he formally declared to
> the Senate registry, in September last year. 
> A spokesman confirmed the state-of-the-art equipment, a 106cm NEC digital
> television, was still in the loungeroom of Kirribilli House in Sydney. 
> 
> "The Prime Minister took one. He was offered the opportunity last year to
> familiarise himself with the new technology," the spokesman said. 
> 
> A Telstra spokesman confirmed the Prime Minister and Senator Alston had
> been approached by the company in September and accepted the televisions as
> a "short-term loan". 
> 
> "We regarded it as a legitimate exercise to loan digital TV equipment to
> the minister -- the PM has one too," the spokesman said. 

OK, who else is going to fess up to this lurk?

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