Feb 25, 2013

K-Rudd’s LNP opponent abandons NBN spruiker gig

The man hoping to knock off Kevin Rudd in Queensland has resigned his position as a "champion" for the NBN, which put him at odds with Tony Abbott.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

The Liberal-National Party candidate agitating to knock off Kevin Rudd in September has mysteriously quit as a National Broadband Network “champion” as his local campaign against the former prime minister ratchets up.

Dr Bill Glasson — the former head of the Australian Medical Association and regular spruiker of the fibre optic network — was, until last week, a proud member of the NBN’s “broadband champions” who are “passionate about helping households and businesses to better understand how they can benefit from high-speed broadband”.

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10 thoughts on “K-Rudd’s LNP opponent abandons NBN spruiker gig

  1. Gavin Moodie

    The opinion polls report that Rudd is very popular in the general electorate as a potential prime minister and while it is obviously quite different, something better than mere assertion is needed to convince me that he wouldn’t be equally popular as a member in his own electorate. So I predict Rudd will increase his margin in his seat at the next election.

  2. Kinkajou

    The mandatory loyalty above credibility…

  3. klewso

    What’s one more or less abandoned principal – to gain entry to “Abbott’s Golden Error”?

  4. klewso

    …. maybe Glasson still stands to pee?

  5. klewso

    As for the AMA? “Li’l Libs”?

  6. David Gibson

    Wouldn’t want to let good policy get in the way of bad politics I suppose :-\

  7. zut alors

    Glasson obviously lives in the federal electorate of Griffith. Part of this patch encompasses the South Brisbane telephone exchange. We lucky residents of South Brisbane have been blessed with fibre-optic cable for the past year… so perhaps Glasson also enjoys its advantages. His IT requirements may already be taken care of.

    Perhaps he’ll let us know if that’s not the case…?

  8. shepherdmarilyn

    Talk about dumb though when it is doctors and medicos who stand to get the most benefit from the NBN.

  9. AR

    Amputate the nasal protuberance to denigrate the physiognomy?

  10. Holden Back

    @AR, But he can do you nice deal on a wireless prosthetic.

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