Shadow Communications Minister Nick Minchin speaks to
ZDNet.com.au in this video interview about his fight for the best
broadband outcome for the Australian public.
Minchin has been in the Senate for over 15 years, and has
held a number of senior ministerial and parliamentary positions
since then, including Finance Minister for the Howard government
and Shadow Defence Minister under the Rudd regime.
Now he turns his attention to the communications portfolio,
taking Stephen Conroy to task for what Minchin claims is misleading the Australian public
by promising a broadband network on calculations he believed were
figuratively speaking, made on the back of an envelope.
He also attacks the unpopular filtering plan, the legal quagmire
of iiNet's court case against the Australian Federation Against
Copyright Theft, and talks on the importance of releasing