Oct 7, 2008

Minchin heads down broadcasting deregulation path

New shadow Communications Minister Nick Minchin is weighing into the broadcasting deregulation debate, like every other newcomer to the portfolio, writes Bernard Keane.

New Communications shadow minister Nick Minchin has declared that there seems to be an awful lot of regulation in the broadcasting sector and he’d like to think about ways to reduce it.

They always start off like that, every time.

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5 thoughts on “Minchin heads down broadcasting deregulation path

  1. TLA

    About the article, that is.

    Not about Minchin’s hair.

  2. Bernard Keane

    I like his hair though.

  3. davo

    Who cares about Nick Minchin? An unprincipled loser who deserves nothing but the backbench, and not even that.

  4. David

    With your experience in Canberra Bernard you will be aware Sen Minchin only does what Sen Minchin wants to do. He would be very familiar with the progress of the Govts media agenda, that for starters means he will go down some other track. As he has never been a team player, Minchin obviously will not be too interested in finding favour with his new leader, given his career will hardly progress any further after supporting the good doctor so he could pull the strings. He cannot be trusted so look for any destabalising and if his demotion to shadow communications spurs him along, wait for the nonsense to start. it may have been in Opposition Leader Turnbulls best interests if he had sent the former Libreral leaders dirty tricks instigator, to the back bench. Would have been just reward for Minchins blatant undermining of Turnbull leading up to the new leaders elevation.

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