au: Rudd's broadband offer calls time on Howard's telecoms regime
Posted in: Government & Policy at 01/05/2007 09:19
"Time's up," Kevin Rudd told the National Labor conference. "Time's up for Mr Howard and his Government." That may prove a premature political assessment but time certainly seems to be up for the Howard Government's telecommunications regime. It is being helped on its way by Rudd's vague promise to spend $4.7 billion of taxpayer funds to help build a national broadband network. That has succeeded in revving up the broadband debate in a way Telstra could only have dreamed of. The ALP leader used his major address to the party conference yesterday to contrast Labor's activism on the issue with the Government's failure to fix the problem.