Tips and rumours

Apr 23, 2009

Rudd Government buying laptops from Aldi?

The screws must be really tightening in Canberra, if one tipster is to be believed, while another overhears whispers of redundancies at the Courier Mail.

Seen at ALDI’s Tuggeranong store last night in Canberra, government employees buying over 10 laptops for government. The screws must be really tightening in Canberra, and I am sure the businesses on the AGIMO ICT multi-use list would be impressed to see government agencies ignoring it.

Overheard in a sandwich cafe near RBWH in Brisbane about people at Courier Mail getting retrenched, two men were talking about the cuts to up to 40 staff — not sure if it’s journalists or out of everyone. So it’s not only Fairfax after all.

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