ATUG awards night: Party photos

ATUG awards night: Party photos

Summary: ACCC officials with glasses of wine, a golden medal for Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and a few faux pas: the annual awards night of the Australian Telecommunications Users Group (ATUG) had it all.

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  • And, of course, ATUG managing director Rosemary Sinclair in a bevy of revellers.

    (Credit: Suzanne Tindal/ZDNet.com.au)

  • Unfortunately, the revelling had to end so that everyone could attend the conference early the next day. Conroy had some words, but there have definitely been enough photos of him up until now — so we'll move to Graeme Samuel ACCC chairman who gave a fire and brimstone sermon on the bad ways of the telco industry.

    (Credit: Suzanne Tindal/ZDNet.com.au)

  • He was followed by the Secretary Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy Patricia Scott who was the one who had the final word on throwing Telstra out of the tender. In a brief conversation after her speech in answer to the question if the decision weighed heavily on her shoulders, she said: "Somebody has to be the Commonwealth."

    (Credit: Suzanne Tindal/ZDNet.com.au)

Topics: Government AU, Government, Tech Industry

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  • ATUG awards night: Party photos

    He won, according to ATUG, for "seeking input from feisty and fearless friends", improving levels of customer service by working with industry, developing Australia's digital economy, working through platforms, policies, opportunities and obstacles and supporting campaigns seeking fairer outcomes for users.

    I'd say mr Conroy has done the exact opposite, striving to ignore all evidence, belittling any who disagree, attempting to apply political pressure to stop comment and refusing to communicate with the IT industry or voters, all the while attempting to introduce an ill conceived plan to bring Australia into line with Chinese internet censorship policy and destroy the Australian information economy.
    anonymous
  • Conroy gets an award for communication?

    Isn't this a bit early for April 1st?
    anonymous
  • A joke right?

    Surely this is some kind of joke??
    anonymous
  • If Conroy deserves a medal for 'Communicator of the Year'

    ...then Robert Mugabe is overdue for a Nobel Prize in Economics.
    anonymous