• Nothing should be extorted on the pretense that it will be used for good purposes afterwards. - Nicholas Oresme (Circa 1350)

Broadband politics

Well this comes as a shock:

THE government has been accused of cynically using the National Broadband Network and the GP super clinics program to sandbag marginal seats.

The accusation came after Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan yesterday travelled to Townsville to launch construction of the NBN on the mainland in the ultra-marginal electorate of Herbert -- one of several marginal seats that benefit from the early rollout.