Pork barrelling, poor mapping hampering better communications

Andrew Miller
By Andrew Miller
Updated April 6 2022 - 4:17am, first published April 4 2022 - 9:00pm
OVERHAUL CALL: Leading telecommunications analyst, Paul Budde Consulting chief executive Paul Budde says 'throwing money' at the network is not enough.

Pork barrelling, a lack of bipartisan support and poor mapping is hampering the efficient rollout of better communications in the bush, according to a leading telecommunications analyst.

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Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller

Journalist

I'm a general reporter with Stock & Land, with a special interest in irrigation issues. I completed my cadetship, with the Age, in 1980. Over my career, I've worked for ABC radio news (Mt Isa, Qld) and at provincial and suburban newspapers.