Not content with beating us to female emancipation, GST, same-sex marriage, and rugby, our Kiwi cousins are beating us hands down on high-speed broadband.
Yesterday my daughter Facetimed me from Dunedin to let me know that she had been connected to their version of the NBN. She can expect maximum speeds TEN TIMES the fastest we are offered here. Admittedly Dunedin is a special case, nevertheless the rest of the country which we like to deride as a backwater can have 2x the NBN max of 100/50 Mbps. And it will cost her LESS than she has been paying for ADSL. The connection was clear as a bell.
Little wonder then that the main outcome of Turnbull's visit to Trump seems to have been articles in the NY Times and Forbes magazine ridiculing Australia's performance in this area!
Is this to be the legacy for which history remembers you, Malcolm?
There aren't too many ways available for venting one's anger or frustration at some of the things happening in the world around us. One such escape valve is the good old Letter to the Editor, even if only a small proportion of them gets published. It is often well-nigh impossible to keep the discussion short enough for the newspapers. So rather that have them expire in some Editor's Trash bin, we'll preserve them for posterity here. Inevitably, though, some nuances will be lost for those unfamiliar with the background or the letter or article to which we are responding. But each is undoubtedly a miniature literary masterpiece, though you may find the themes become somewhat repetitive.