[LINK] NBN article from the IPA
rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Thu Apr 5 09:48:12 EST 2012
The IPA guy disqualifies himself by being ignorant of how the rollout
functions. The old "if takeup is less than X" saw is either brain-dead
or deliberate misinformation.
On 5/04/12 9:35 AM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> The IPA is the Liberal Party think tank, so Percy would say that, wouldn't he?
> The headline appears to support the position.
> NBN labelled a waste to set Labor back years
> The comments at the end (181 of them by 9.30am) are better informed
> than the guy who the article is representing (not the actual writer,
> who is just giving Percy 'air').
> The end should have the Libs/Nats choking on their cornflakes:
> The institute asked the management consultants Howard Partners to
> examine 18 high-profile federal projects for the quality of
> decision-making that brought them about. It found 10 deficient - the
> alcopops tax, Building the Education Revolution, the broadband
> network, the Darwin to Alice Springs railway, FuelWatch, the green
> car innovation fund, the green loans program, the home insulation
> scheme, Grocery Watch and the set-top boxes for pensioners program.
> Passing the test were the national disability insurance scheme, the
> minerals resource rent tax and the emissions trading scheme.
> Gee, I guess that mining tax and carbon "tax" weren't so bad after
> all, even to the IPA!
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