blog Through the judicious application of investigative journalism techniques, The Australian newspaper has uncovered a shocking fact: NBN Co’s head of government relations Mike Kaiser appears to be spending much of his time speaking to government figures such as independent MP Tony Windsor.
The shocking truth:
“Documents obtained under Freedom of Information by The Australian show more than 40 emails were exchanged between Mr Kaiser and the office of Mr Windsor between September last year and July.”
The emails, apparently, related to the disturbing issue of how Windsor is helping his constituents understand details of Labor’s flagship National Broadband Network project better.
Frankly, Australia, I applaud The Australian for their efforts here in helping to uncover this complete misuse of public money. Mike Kaiser should be ashamed that he is spending his time communicating with government figures and their stakeholders. Hasn’t this executive got anything better to do? The Government should immediately hold a public inquiry so that the nation can discover the true depths to which Kaiser has gone in perverting the NBN project, and whether this abuse of his role has anything to do with his recent promotion to head of quality at NBN Co.
I’m appalled. And I can only get down on one knee and thank God that we had The Australian to uncover this issue. Who knows what would have happened if this disaster hadn’t been exposed.