Ah yes! Finally Austrlia has been liberated from the shackles of Senator Alston! No more will we have to deal with a totally clueless luser in charge of IT policy in our counrty. Maybe now telecos, ISP's, broadcasters and other technologies will get the breathing space they need to really push along! Maybe now we can get a reversal of the digital TV debarcle, maybe now we can see widespread adoption of true broad-band technologies...or maybe not.
Hold your breath folks - we don't know who is replacing Alston yet!! (Sorry. Had to get that off my chest)