Thursday, September 25, 2008

Vale Phil Burgess

My former colleague Dr Phil Burgess (in the sense that everyone in telco public policy is a colleague)has been busy talking and writing as he prepares to leave our fair shores. This has included an article in the SMH and a speech at the Lowy Institute.

I thought it was appropriate for someone to write a valedictory. It was too long just to include here, so you'll have to follow the link.

I conclude with "Phil I think will understand if I say (in the Australian vernacular and the Fullbright sense) “Mate, you are a great Australian patriot, but you’ve been wrong about a few things.” To understand that you'll need to read the item and listen to the Lowy speech.

2 comments:

Tony Dean said...

Nice article about Phil Burgess. Well done.

But Peter Finch was in "Network", not "Newsfront".

David Havyatt said...

Tony is indeed correct - a fact I knew full well when writing because I in fact googled the movie to get the quote right - but then confused a stunning movie with a satirical TV show. I will fix this in the online version.