When told that French peasants were starving and had no bread, Marie-Therese, wife of Louis XIV, is alleged to have said "let them eat cake". In a modern twist on this, a Fairfax Media contributor is applying similar logic to NBN connections.
The NBN Co has now reached the stage in its evolution as a public sector undertaking when it is not bothered about how it is perceived by the people it is supposed to serve. Shameless self-publicity is all that seems to occupy the minds of its executives.
The Canberra bureau chief of news agency AAP, Richard Lawson, has been slapped down by his boss after he posted a tweet critical of the journalists at Fairfax Media who are on a seven-day strike to protest against job cuts.
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