From its inception in a dream-like state where Kevin Rudd and Stephen Conroy shared dreams-within-dreams together on a flight of fancy to Canberra, they thought they could rule the Cyberverse together at a cost of only several tens of billions of dollars. Instead, Kevin Rudd is PM no more, as we know, and Senator Conroy must face news of yet another NBN disappointment.
A war of words has erupted between Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Liberal Senator Guy Barnett, with the latter claiming the National Broadband Network rollout in his home state of Tasmania was taking longer than expected.
The hypocrisy is breathtaking. After listening to two years of unambiguous opposition to the Internet filter proposal, Senator Conroy invariably falls back on the paedophile defence. Shame on you Sir, shame on you.