Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Public opposed to sale of Telstra: "Around 70 per cent of people surveyed were against the $30 billion sale, compared with 66 per cent in July 2002, according to a Newspoll published in News Ltd newspapers. Support for the sale has dropped four per cent over the past three years to 16 per cent."

So how did the Howard government win an absolute majority of both Houses of Parliament? Communications, along with transport, water and sewage and power are fundamental infrastructure resonsibilities of government. Privatizations such as these amount to a giveaway to the corporate sector of crucial monopolistic functions.

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