Following questions from the Liberals, Education Minister Nick McKim has been forced to admit that there isn’t a single school in Tasmania connected to the NBN. In fact, the closest many students come to the NBN is a single lonely computer lab in Smithton connected to the NBN in December 2010 as a trial.
The Green-Labor Government must explain what it is doing to make sure Tasmania maintains its NBN advantage, following severe criticism from the business community in today’s Australian newspaper.
The Tasmanian Liberals are increasingly concerned about the Labor-Green Government’s ‘do-nothing’ approach to the state’s economy and technology sectors. I had a briefing with Westpac today and they have told me that they will be closing one of their two call centres in Launceston. There will be no forced redundancies, but they’re expecting to reduce [...]