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Tuning into soap opera of which even TV would be proud

Posted by Vietnam Swans on April 9, 2012

Katherine Murphy from the "Age" newspaper

Remember the debacle that was supposed to be a tender process for Australia’s broadcasting services (including the telecast of AFL matches) into Asia? Well, in today’s Age newspaper, Katherine Murphy gives us a “rare insight into how business is sometimes done in Canberra.”

IF YOU want to learn two things — how bad things were in the preamble to the leadership showdown between Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd, and how Canberra works through such transient trifles as political power struggles — read the Auditor-General’s report on the botched Australia Network tender.

It’s worth recounting the Auditor-General’s narrative, because rarely do we get such insight into how business is done.

Gillard and her cabinet made a decision in October 2010 that cabinet would decide who ran Australia’s overseas television network at the conclusion of a tender process.

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