[LINK] Labor reversal on Telstra split

James Pearce james.pearce@zdnet.com.au
Thu, 13 Feb 2003 10:59:02 +1100




> At 02:13 PM 12/02/03 +1100, Kerry Webb wrote:
> >He did me the honour of replying, saying in effect that there are
> >worthwhile policy merits in the proposal for structural separation,
> >but it would be costly and complex to do so.
> >
> >So there, we are.  We won't do the right thing because it's too hard
> >and it would cost too much.
>
> So does this signal that Labor will now support the sale?  That is
scary....

Their official stance is that they are still 100 percent against the further
sale of Telstra, and supporting "virtual separation". I don't know how long
that will hold up if they get elected...

James