[LINK] Why the NBN business model is deeply flawed

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Thu Feb 16 08:27:33 AEDT 2012

At 08:05 AM 16/02/2012, Tom Worthington wrote:
>  The better approach for Government support of broadband is to
>focus on areas of broadband need, focus on ubiquitous services rather
>than the highest speeds, make the private sector the driver with
>government subsidies appropriately targeted where necessary, and to
>promote a funding model that is sustainable in the long term.
>Biography: Paul Fletcher MP, Member for Bradfield

Interesting that in NONE of the info promoting this event mentions 
his political affiliation until buried several lines into his bio.
"Paul previously worked as Senior Advisor, and then Chief of
Staff to the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the
Arts, Senator Richard Alston, during the Howard Government."

Even THEN the word "Liberal" or even "Coalition" isn't mentioned. 
What is the trick here?

You could have substituted Malcolm Turnbull or Tony Abbott and got 
the same talk delivered.

Will the ACS Branch make an offer for the government to have time to 
balance the presentation ideological bias? It would have been good to 
have them on stage together so those attending weren't getting 
different sides at different times and probably to different audiences.


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