Sadly that is not the case because the Labor party excels only at politics and backroom assassinations. When it comes to execution of a project, a plan, an assignment, the Labor party makes Manuel of Fawlty Towers fame look like a model of efficiency. When technology is involved, what results is a mess of gigantic proportions.
In 2007, when Rudd was campaigning, he made numerous tech-related promises in order to capture a section of the vote that was judged to be averse to John Howard. The Liberal PM was painted as yesterday's man and Rudd was projected as someone who was clued in when it came to technology.
Labor's term of office is coming to an end and what is there to show on the technology front? Nothing. Zilch. Nada. Zip. Zero.
Now, I'm pretty sure that a number of people will shout out, "hey, what about the NBN deal with Telstra?" To which my reply would be: "It means nothing." More on this later.
The Labor party promised to provide laptops to children in schools - without realising that there would be a pretty big bill for servicing these same laptops. Perhaps the good folk in the party thought they ran on
love and fresh air because the electricity costs were not factored in either.