Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Is it weird?

Four resolutions were voted on at the Telstra AGM; the NBN transaction, the re-appointment of the Chair and another Director and the remuneration report.

99.45% supported the NBN agreements. Is it weird that it received the biggest majority of the four votes?

As the Telstra meeting was going on the Prime Minister announced the release by NBNCo of the twelve month schedule.

Was it weird that the Government blurred the message? By waiting a day it could have been messaged as either "good news we can release the schedule with more confidence the agreement with Telstra will come into effect" or, if the result had been bad, "we continue regardless."

Was it also weird that the Prime Minister announced anything? This is NBN Co's schedule, it is their job to do it. The Government should be not politicising the schedule so much - save its moment to stand in the sunshine when there are more services and an election is looming.

I've also said before that the PM has got to stop wanting to announce everything. Let Ministers announce without her. Maybe even go back to the Whitlam-esque once weekly press conference and do a weekly sweep of "all the good things our Government ids doing" - build the image of a team of achieving Ministers.

So I think the answer to all of the above is - yes it is weird.

Novae Meridianae Demetae Dexter delenda est

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