Aborted broadband plan cost us $17m

(SMH) THE Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, ignored repeated warnings from the public service that his initial broadband network proposal was doomed to fail, costing taxpayers $17 million by the time the plan was aborted. A damning report from the National Audit Office, tabled in Parliament yesterday, points to a minister so determined to fulfil the government’s $4.7 billion election promise that he dismissed advice throughout 2008 to slow down the process determining which private company would be selected to build the network. read more

If we wasted that much money at work, the boss would keep us on? SACK THAT SCREW UP!!