[LINK] Labor reversal on Telstra split

Chirgwin, Richard Richard.Chirgwin@informa.com.au
Thu, 13 Feb 2003 06:52:56 +1000


>PS I have no problem with Telstra's Unions having a point of view
>   about the future of Telstra - it's of considerable importance to
>   their members. But no-one should lose sight of the fact that that
>   interest is as vested as that of the "full privatisation" merchant
>   bank sharks...

Indeed, Chris. Good point, and one I'd missed along the way. Can't remember
if the CEPU etc put in a submission to this one, will have to go back and
look...

RC

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Maltby
To: Chirgwin, Richard
Cc: link@anu.edu.au
Sent: 12/02/03 16:19
Subject: Re: [LINK] Labor reversal on Telstra split

On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 02:31:35PM +1000, Chirgwin, Richard wrote:
> Personally, I think he got the chills when he counted the submissions.
The
> money industry was 100% against the idea. And of course, stock jocks
and
> merchant banks are the natural repository for telecommunications
policy
> expertise...

Not forgetting the CEPU as well...
    http://www.cepu.asn.au/comm.cepu/articles/tanner.html

It's instructive to dig through the online biogs of our federal ALP
members and senators and see how many have a background in the (old)
ATEA or (current) CEPU.

Chris

PS I have no problem with Telstra's Unions having a point of view
   about the future of Telstra - it's of considerable importance to
   their members. But no-one should lose sight of the fact that that
   interest is as vested as that of the "full privatisation" merchant
   bank sharks...