Letter to the Editor
It seems as though Australia’s chance to progress further into the 21st century will be stymied by influence from the wealthy, once again. We have heard all about the negatives of the Labor government, how about the positives? Over a million Aussie homes insulated saving air conditioning costs for a start. Small business greed is the reason for the deaths that were involved with the scheme, small business not complying with safety regulations and putting young people in roofs with little or no training. First and foremost to truly bring us into the 21st century we need the NBN to be in everyone’s home to take advantage of what it offers in e-health and e-education, sadly if the polls stay as they are and voters are too frightened to take this opportunity by the throat and run with it, for their own sake and the sake of their children and grandchildren our society will be poorer for the decision into the future.
I understand that Mr Murdoch does not want the NBN for Australia however he is a citizen of the USA and should not interfere or influence the Australian public through his media outlets. The NBN is more than just a video plaything as Mr Abbott has described it, the NBN is crucial to Australia’s development and ordinary users should not have to pay the estimated $5,000 to connect with the Liberal Party’s slow broadband option.
It does not make sense to me to feed the new fibre cabling to quicken the internet for Aussies, if you then leave the old copper coupling in place from the junction box to the home, slowing the whole process down, it simply does not make sense? Of course business will be able to pay this $5,000 connection and claim it back at the end of the financial year, leaving the burden with ordinary people once again. Wake up Australia, the ALP is offering us a step into the 21st century, and the polls are suggesting ordinary people are rejecting one of the most prosperous nation building projects in Australian history. The only question I have is why?
13 Laura Court
North Queensland, 4818