It is very evident that with regards to telecommunications policy at least, Australia is now in an undecided chaotic mess. Unless the people start to take a serious interest in government business and hold ministers to account with what they are actually doing we will slither into ignorance and oblivion. No country in an information age can do nothing or fall behind in communications technology. No country can afford to fire its scientist and cease to offer opportunities to it young brains who will and are leaving for countries that understand this. We will become a country of proles. This government is summersaulting on everything they said before the election, this is a beach of trust the like of which our parliamentary system has not witnessed before.
Australia's National Broadband Network project is now in uncharted territory. Beyond a joke, beyond a politicised mess, and even beyond farce, the incredibly inconsistent handling of the project by Liberal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has led it far outside the bounds of rational discourse or intelligent consideration.
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