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Senator Conroy and CeBit [May. 20th, 2008|10:20 pm]
Bob Bain
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I only attended the exhibition (for which I have a free pass) but Senator Conroy was seemingly there speaking at one of those fairly expensive seminars...

Link to article Senator Conroy at CeBit...

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy looks to the future at CeBit

By Nathan Statz

May 20, 2008: Federal Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy has outlined Labor’s vision of a future fueled by a digital economy in his keynote address to the CeBit conference in Sydney.

With a flashing neon stage that would make even the most colourful rock band jealous, Senator Stephen Conroy delivered a keynote speech that sought to reaffirm Labor’s commitment to the digital economy.

“The innovative use of new technology is a huge part of continued economic growth,” said Conroy.


This year only five companies were tragically represented and there wasn’t an Australian pavilion, even New Zealand had its own pavilion,” said Kelly.

Conroy was quick to fire back at this, claiming it was a depressing statistic and placed the blame squarely at the feet of the previous regime, under the Rudd Labor Government we’re open for business again,” he said.

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I got a free rubber stress ball (for the release of stress) and some government sponsored mints (for the freshening of breath) together with a pamphlet on how to sell to the Australian government. There is now a Minister for Deregulation and the nice man who provided me with these government goodies noted that Kevin Rudd had changed the name of the Department to include the word "deregulation". I note this sub-minister will be speaking at the Sydney Institute in June and later in the month the shadow Treasurer Malcolm Turnbull will also be making a speech.