Staffer bailed to reappear Jun-5, quits. ABC News, Herald-Sun.
Contrast this "its personal" position with the Turnbull attitude to Free Speech.
My opinion: rampant hypocrisy, possible political interference.
SBS sports presenter sacked after Turnbull tweet & phone call
Update 1: 15-May-2015.
Malcolm Turnbull's NBN adviser Stephen Ellis charged for indecent act, drugs
Delimiter story, 7-Aug-2013, caused minor media fracas over swearing, nothing reported about lack of transparency in Turnbull's office and NBN Policy figures.
Turnbull Tweet [Note: Never contacted me in any way, no apology ever offered.]
Regret my staffer's lapse into vulgar anglo-saxon in an email to a blogger. Charm remediation has been administered & equanimity restored.Original Post: Tuesday, 6 August 2013
Following on from their previous diatribes and attacks in May, when I also sought concrete figures and was stonewalled, yesterday the same guys got stuck into me for again asking for numbers from their spreadsheet.
I wrote to a senior Turnbull staffer, asking a reasonable commercial question that Retailers should know before the election, so they might review their business plans and start contingency planning.
His response left me in no doubt about his character and "born to rule" attitude.
To these people, everyone else is mere pond-scum. Wonderful that Turnbull surrounds himself with people of this calibre. Is this an aberration, an outlier, or like-seeking-like? I've no idea.
I replied to Lynch that I didn't need to ask the Government or NBN Co such basic questions - it's all on public record, in detail. There's a lot about transparency and openness that he seems to fail to grasp.
He also seems to have problems with plain english: I asked for the Coalition wholesale costing. Lynch answered as if I'd asked "what would the retail pricing be?". Why answer questions that can only harm your cause? Far better, in his mind, to flip the sense of the question and go on the attack.
Lynch, by his own lights, is an impartial observer and doesn't favour one side or the other in the NBN debate. How can someone so ill informed and demonstrably prejudiced maintain this position? I have no idea.
I mark your emails 'junk' (like your copy) so didn't see your note until Grahame replied.
Nobody challenges your numbers because nobody takes your psychotic rantings seriously. Nobody. Nevertheless they are all wrong. All of them - you don't have a clue about the existing deal, much less how it might be modified. Given what you write is a delusional fantasy that exists only in your own mind, you can get fucked.
Since the NBN stands to be greatly modified under whoever wins, your serial lies and distortions will be exposed in due course. In the meantime do not contact me again.
Have a nice life.
Stephen Ellis / +61 403 411 898
With respect do you understand that a wholesale only network and its patron (whether they be LABOR or LIBERAL) have no control over retail pricing?
Why do you never ask these questions of the current government and why do you hold one side of politics to a considerably higher standard of burden of proof than the other that is AHEM actually in government? Will you ever speak an ill word against the present situation or will you hide behind your defence that there is "no data" about the NBN as it stands (that was your justification for your single minded pursuit of the claimed flaws in the Coalition policy)? What is your real opinion of the current CVC? Does your silence EQUAL endorsement?
In the real world of media, we subject people IN power to as much scrutiny as the people who seek it. When will you subscribe to that basic tenet of reporting discourse?
Subject: Disclosing Retailer Pricing for FTTN/HFC Plans
On 04/08/2013, at 6:43 PM, steve jenkin <email@example.com> wrote:
Now is the time for you to disclose Retailer pricing in your Plan
I'd like to know a couple of modelling assumptions as well
If I don't hear back from you, I'll derive some numbers that seem reasonable to me and use them in my models, on the same basis as your "if nobody has challenged them, then they're correct".