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Telecommunications Reform – “The Light on the Hill” – Ross McMullin

September 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · Australian Labor Party, Economics, ICT, Policy, Politics

Keating was less successful in the battle over Telecom’s future, since cabinet decided to support Beazley’s proposal. After intense factional negotiations Beazley and the government carried the day at the special conference, where debate was spirited and at times – especially concerning Telecom – very technical. Grappling with the intricacies of telecommunications was, Beazley remarked, ‘like amateurs preparing to deal with brain surgery.’

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