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Full Spectrum: pollie props

Politicians love their props, and it seems Australian Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is no different.
Written by Josh Taylor, Contributor

Turnbull this week took to YouTube armed with a National Broadband Network (NBN) information kit that comes with a whole bunch of pens, USB sticks and even newspapers.

The shadow minister seemed to be having a lot of fun, and he's hardly the first politician to use their political opponents' own props against them. Then Deputy-Prime Minister Julia Gillard did the same thing with WorkChoices paraphernalia in 2008, and Joe Hockey even had his own cardboard cut-out of then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

But it all makes you wonder: if your political opponents are just going to mock you, is there any point in trying to distribute educational material on a big government project like the NBN?

Full Spectrum delivers you all the latest NBN news, and keeps you up to date with the hustle and bustle of the telco industry.

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