Raises more questions
Does this get added to the "increased surveillance keeps us safer" ledger?
Did Australia lower it's terror threat level, justifying the Feds spending time on the campaign trail for the incumbent government?
Australian Federal Police (AFP) has confirmed it raided the office of Labor senator Stephen Conroy and the home of a staffer of opposition communications minister Jason Claire over leaked documents pertaining to Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN). Sensitive documents have been repeatedly leaked since late last year …
One has to ask if this raid was Tony Abbott trying to take Malcolm Turnbull or the AFP trying to take out Labor?
Its popcorn time watching you guys in Oz spunk some serious cash on rotting copper and HFC that is more vaporware. It does also makes me sad too that the mere mortals are saddled with at least 20+ years more of alleged broadband before you get some decent FTTP.
saddled with at least 20+ years more of alleged broadband
Only 20 years. When I moved to Sydney th 1985 there was the promise of a train line to the north west. Later I learned that the different parties had been promising it since the 60's. In 2016 it finally looks like we might get it before 2020 (but only just). I fear that FTTP will be a similar "hot potato".
nbn staffer is getting in on the act with taking photos of the seized documents: and sending them back through his phone to his masters. It was either a political raid or this was amateur hour at the AFP. We need a name for this sort of maleficence. Something original that suggests the official story doesn't hold water. Maybe watergate.
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