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Kate Lundy - Desperate Libs Fleece IT Sector http://www.alp.org.au/media/0301/klmslibs160301.html Wednesday, 21 March 2001

Desperate Libs Fleece IT Sector Kate Lundy - Shadow Minister Assisting on Information Technology

Media Statement - 16 March 2001

According to a report in today's Sydney Morning Herald, the Liberal Party has invited IT industry leaders to help formulate and develop the Liberal's IT policy - for a fee of $7,500.

"The Liberal Party is offering members of its so-called IT and Communications forum 'access' to Senator Alston, the Minister for Information Technology, provided they pay the $7,500 joining fee," Senator Lundy said.

"The Liberals are fleecing concerned and frustrated members of the IT & T industry by making them pay for access.

"This is a pathetic and desperate attempt to exploit the policy void that the Coalition has created.

"The Government is obviously so panicked that it is desperately trying to outsource their IT policies to the very industry that they have miserably failed.

"Just what Senator Alston has been doing for the past five years remains a mystery - but I guess that for $7,500 you could probably find out", Senator Lundy said.

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