[LINK] Australia begs residents to accept free fiber connection

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Wed Aug 4 09:57:12 AEST 2010

On 04/08/2010, at 9:19 AM, Tom Worthington wrote:

> Ivan Trundle wrote:
>> ... not 'Canberra': it's 'The Australian Capital Territory'. Jervis
>> Bay (on the coast) is part of the ACT. So is Hall, Tharwa, and a
>> handful of smaller settlements. ...
> For most purposes, "Canberra" and "ACT" are the same thing.

I repeat: my mates in Jervis Bay get thoroughly pissed off by this sentiment.

It's got nothing to do with statistical divisions in the ABS, which are primarily defined to simplify *urban* planning: it's about autonomy, self-respect and sense of community.

Australian statistical geography standards are used for entirely different purposes: and even these definitions will likely have to change in the future as urban boundaries become less relevant in labour market planning. 


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