Scott Morrison's imploding act

 

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  ANR Deputy Commissioner

What is Scomo to do with the pork barrel issue?

It looks as toxic as a Hawaiian holiday during an Australian fire season.

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-18/scott-morrison-perfect-storm-political-hopelessness/11878158

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  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Free-to-air TV has seen their audience stabilise in the last few years as they cope with the impact of things like Netflix and Stan - it certainly isn't going to die any time soon.
don_dunstan
FTA TV has only stabilised because too much of Australia's internet infrastructure is yet to be upgraded to third world standard.

Once the 5G rollout covers the majority of the population and people can start unplugging from the NBN, I predict that FTA TV and cable will be switched off within 5 years like Switzerland has done.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
What is Scomo to do with the pork barrel issue?
"ANR"
Nothing! Parliamentary accountability is dead and buried. It has been replaced by "let's see just how much we can get away with".
Politicians make snake oil salesmen look like paragons of honesty and virtue.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

What is Scomo to do with the pork barrel issue?
Nothing! Parliamentary accountability is dead and buried. It has been replaced by "let's see just how much we can get away with".
Politicians make snake oil salesmen look like paragons of honesty and virtue.
Valvegear
Believe there are another two similar investigations underway.
Issue seems to faded quickly from the MSM, should this have been the ALP, pork barreling may have relegated any fires to page 3 in a Murdoch rag.

Morrison’s government is indeed “fair and balanced” Filled with arrogance and void of empathy.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
Free-to-air TV has seen their audience stabilise in the last few years as they cope with the impact of things like Netflix and Stan - it certainly isn't going to die any time soon.
FTA TV has only stabilised because too much of Australia's internet infrastructure is yet to be upgraded to third world standard.

Once the 5G rollout covers the majority of the population and people can start unplugging from the NBN, I predict that FTA TV and cable will be switched off within 5 years like Switzerland has done.
justapassenger
Australia is 188 times the size of Switzerland - not sure if that's a valid comparison. And I'm yet to see if 5G will deliver what is promised - I've heard mixed things about its reliability. I agree with you in a general sense that the NBN was a waste of money - they're talking at the moment about the fact that the value will probably be written down to zero at some stage in the future because of the new technologies coming on stream.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Free-to-air TV has seen their audience stabilise in the last few years as they cope with the impact of things like Netflix and Stan - it certainly isn't going to die any time soon.
FTA TV has only stabilised because too much of Australia's internet infrastructure is yet to be upgraded to third world standard.

Once the 5G rollout covers the majority of the population and people can start unplugging from the NBN, I predict that FTA TV and cable will be switched off within 5 years like Switzerland has done.
justapassenger
Australia is 188 times the size of Switzerland - not sure if that's a valid comparison. And I'm yet to see if 5G will deliver what is promised - I've heard mixed things about its reliability. I agree with you in a general sense that the NBN was a waste of money - they're talking at the moment about the fact that the value will probably be written down to zero at some stage in the future because of the new technologies coming on stream.
don_dunstan
If the original NBN plan had been left in place, it would have been completed years ago and we would already be well on the way to deprecating FTA TV. We shouldn't need to be waiting for 5G.

Foxtel via cable/satellite is already on its last legs despite the failure of the NBN, Cricket Australia and the AFL already have contingency plans for a shared services production company to take over digital coverage for both sports if Foxtel doesn't survive to the end of the current rights deal.

So yeah, it will take longer than it should have. I'd put that down to governmental incompetence though, not the size of the country.

The people I've talked to who have gone to 5G phones early are having problems, only because the bandwidth is not there and too many customers were allowed to switch over too quickly. It won't be a problem once the telcos start to accelerate the rollout.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Free-to-air TV has seen their audience stabilise in the last few years as they cope with the impact of things like Netflix and Stan - it certainly isn't going to die any time soon.
FTA TV has only stabilised because too much of Australia's internet infrastructure is yet to be upgraded to third world standard.

Once the 5G rollout covers the majority of the population and people can start unplugging from the NBN, I predict that FTA TV and cable will be switched off within 5 years like Switzerland has done.
Australia is 188 times the size of Switzerland - not sure if that's a valid comparison. And I'm yet to see if 5G will deliver what is promised - I've heard mixed things about its reliability. I agree with you in a general sense that the NBN was a waste of money - they're talking at the moment about the fact that the value will probably be written down to zero at some stage in the future because of the new technologies coming on stream.
If the original NBN plan had been left in place, it would have been completed years ago and we would already be well on the way to deprecating FTA TV. We shouldn't need to be waiting for 5G.

Foxtel via cable/satellite is already on its last legs despite the failure of the NBN, Cricket Australia and the AFL already have contingency plans for a shared services production company to take over digital coverage for both sports if Foxtel doesn't survive to the end of the current rights deal.

So yeah, it will take longer than it should have. I'd put that down to governmental incompetence though, not the size of the country.

The people I've talked to who have gone to 5G phones early are having problems, only because the bandwidth is not there and too many customers were allowed to switch over too quickly. It won't be a problem once the telcos start to accelerate the rollout.
justapassenger

It only takes 5sec in Google to see FTA TV in Oz is following the global trend and likely in the early stages of decline.
https://www.afr.com/companies/media-and-marketing/free-to-air-television-ratings-tumble-as-viewers-get-picky-20150409-1mh7pl
http://theconversation.com/the-battle-for-audiences-as-free-tv-viewing-continues-its-decline-58051

I looked up Swiss, they don't appear to be closing terrestrial FTA, but rather change of format.

In the UAE, FTA or terrestrial TV is I believe defunct. There maybe still some transmission but you don't see TV antennas anywhere apart from on top of the few old buildings that exist. We all have cable TV provided as internet connection package from our provider "Du". The TV stations used to cost $5-10 a month more, so not worth not having but now they don't even give you the option to opt out. We have basic package and it includes over 200 channels, about 20 in English, however I find the content repetitive and likewise the kids and some of our fav channels have been removed.

As a result these days the kids, mine and others rarely watch TV, yep we have a 55" TV (only TV in house) they hardly ever use (I would have killed for a +20" TV as a kid), they'd rather watch Youtube or Netflixs on their devices. Netflix here costs $16/mth for 4 devices in HD. These days I find myself rarely Watching TV and mostly Netflixs or a few Youtube channels related to rockets, EV's etc.  

If there is something I want to watch and I cannot find on either Du, Netflix, Youtube etc including pay option, I rip it out of Pirate Bay. The only reason we have to do this is because some broadcasters allow you to stream only in that country, ABC is one, BBC another, makers of "Naked and Afraid" another.

Of the technologies expected to go extinct by 2030, included in the list is the current phone system (replaced with VOiP) and terrestrial TV and radio replaced by the likes of pay on demand, streaming and booming podcast/Youtuber industry all using the internet, both fixed cable and wireless technologies.

The govt will see decreasing license fees or capability to pay for radio and TV in coming years along with the govt's influence over content, time of broadcast, children's content etc as we quickly move to a global content platform.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
If the original NBN plan had been left in place, it would have been completed years ago and we would already be well on the way to deprecating FTA TV. We shouldn't need to be waiting for 5G.

Foxtel via cable/satellite is already on its last legs despite the failure of the NBN, Cricket Australia and the AFL already have contingency plans for a shared services production company to take over digital coverage for both sports if Foxtel doesn't survive to the end of the current rights deal.

So yeah, it will take longer than it should have. I'd put that down to governmental incompetence though, not the size of the country.

The people I've talked to who have gone to 5G phones early are having problems, only because the bandwidth is not there and too many customers were allowed to switch over too quickly. It won't be a problem once the telcos start to accelerate the rollout.
justapassenger
Some of the early comments on NBN included fiber to house, as someone who has optic to node in the street and coax to their house and we have TV, netflix and youtube all being watched together, I cannot see how optic to house was viable.

My understanding that even the data today didn't support the earlier gold plate options, ie Australian's are not signing up in sufficient numbers to the high cost connections to justify this as mandatory for all. If you want, you pay! You don't want, don't pay and you won't get.

5G and beyond is a serious threat to fixed infrastructure everywhere, not just Aust's NBN. Even 4G really makes you wonder why you need a cable.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

I looked up Swiss, they don't appear to be closing terrestrial FTA, but rather change of format.
RTT_Rules
Nope, it's gone. Remaining options are IPTV or satellite.

Unofficially, people in border areas might be able to pick up FTA signals from neighbouring countries if they have compatible equipment.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

Free-to-air TV has seen their audience stabilise in the last few years as they cope with the impact of things like Netflix and Stan - it certainly isn't going to die any time soon.
FTA TV has only stabilised because too much of Australia's internet infrastructure is yet to be upgraded to third world standard.

Once the 5G rollout covers the majority of the population and people can start unplugging from the NBN, I predict that FTA TV and cable will be switched off within 5 years like Switzerland has done.
Australia is 188 times the size of Switzerland - not sure if that's a valid comparison. And I'm yet to see if 5G will deliver what is promised - I've heard mixed things about its reliability. I agree with you in a general sense that the NBN was a waste of money - they're talking at the moment about the fact that the value will probably be written down to zero at some stage in the future because of the new technologies coming on stream.
If the original NBN plan had been left in place, it would have been completed years ago and we would already be well on the way to deprecating FTA TV. We shouldn't need to be waiting for 5G.

Foxtel via cable/satellite is already on its last legs despite the failure of the NBN, Cricket Australia and the AFL already have contingency plans for a shared services production company to take over digital coverage for both sports if Foxtel doesn't survive to the end of the current rights deal.

So yeah, it will take longer than it should have. I'd put that down to governmental incompetence though, not the size of the country.

The people I've talked to who have gone to 5G phones early are having problems, only because the bandwidth is not there and too many customers were allowed to switch over too quickly. It won't be a problem once the telcos start to accelerate the rollout.

It only takes 5sec in Google to see FTA TV in Oz is following the global trend and likely in the early stages of decline.
https://www.afr.com/companies/media-and-marketing/free-to-air-television-ratings-tumble-as-viewers-get-picky-20150409-1mh7pl
http://theconversation.com/the-battle-for-audiences-as-free-tv-viewing-continues-its-decline-58051

I looked up Swiss, they don't appear to be closing terrestrial FTA, but rather change of format.

In the UAE, FTA or terrestrial TV is I believe defunct. There maybe still some transmission but you don't see TV antennas anywhere apart from on top of the few old buildings that exist. We all have cable TV provided as internet connection package from our provider "Du". The TV stations used to cost $5-10 a month more, so not worth not having but now they don't even give you the option to opt out. We have basic package and it includes over 200 channels, about 20 in English, however I find the content repetitive and likewise the kids and some of our fav channels have been removed.

As a result these days the kids, mine and others rarely watch TV, yep we have a 55" TV (only TV in house) they hardly ever use (I would have killed for a +20" TV as a kid), they'd rather watch Youtube or Netflixs on their devices. Netflix here costs $16/mth for 4 devices in HD. These days I find myself rarely Watching TV and mostly Netflixs or a few Youtube channels related to rockets, EV's etc.  

If there is something I want to watch and I cannot find on either Du, Netflix, Youtube etc including pay option, I rip it out of Pirate Bay. The only reason we have to do this is because some broadcasters allow you to stream only in that country, ABC is one, BBC another, makers of "Naked and Afraid" another.

Of the technologies expected to go extinct by 2030, included in the list is the current phone system (replaced with VOiP) and terrestrial TV and radio replaced by the likes of pay on demand, streaming and booming podcast/Youtuber industry all using the internet, both fixed cable and wireless technologies.

The govt will see decreasing license fees or capability to pay for radio and TV in coming years along with the govt's influence over content, time of broadcast, children's content etc as we quickly move to a global content platform.
RTT_Rules
I watch Netflix and Youtube amongst others on my 75 inch Smart TV connected by ethernet cable directly to my NBN service. Works perfectly well without set top boxes etc. Most of the 4G stuff is pretty good. I notice I can pick up Foxtel this way also but wont. I was lucky my new house had ethernet wired in.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
I watch Netflix and Youtube amongst others on my 75 inch Smart TV connected by ethernet cable directly to my NBN service. Works perfectly well without set top boxes etc. Most of the 4G stuff is pretty good. I notice I can pick up Foxtel this way also but wont. I was lucky my new house had ethernet wired in.
nswtrains
We have a 55" Smart Samsung which does the same including Netflix, Youtube, Amazon etc Apps on installation.

The digital terrestrial option was software disabled on arrival, but if we take home to Aus can be reactivated by us.

I think kids watch on their phones and laptops in their room because I'd probably tell them to turn it off if watching on TV.

Anyway, FTA is dying.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
I watch Netflix and Youtube amongst others on my 75 inch Smart TV connected by ethernet cable directly to my NBN service. Works perfectly well without set top boxes etc. Most of the 4G stuff is pretty good. I notice I can pick up Foxtel this way also but wont. I was lucky my new house had ethernet wired in.
We have a 55" Smart Samsung which does the same including Netflix, Youtube, Amazon etc Apps on installation.

The digital terrestrial option was software disabled on arrival, but if we take home to Aus can be reactivated by us.

I think kids watch on their phones and laptops in their room because I'd probably tell them to turn it off if watching on TV.

Anyway, FTA is dying.
RTT_Rules
What planet do you live on again? Oh, that's right, some foreign place loaded with foreigners. Blah. They probably persecute gays and women who walk down the street by themselves... am I right?
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Free-to-air TV has seen their audience stabilise in the last few years as they cope with the impact of things like Netflix and Stan - it certainly isn't going to die any time soon. Also snail mail is undergoing somewhat of a revival with letter numbers actually increasing slightly in recent times - I for one still use snail mail on a regular basis for things like hand-written Xmas/birthday cards (a 'virtual' card is an insult in my opinion) and to forward original documents etc.
Don_dunstan
Thank the Hipsters for that Razz

Anyway, FTA is dying.
RTT_Rules
Not yet, just stagnating. Even among the youngsters TV is still relevant. (A report from 1 and a half years ago claims).


https://www.nielsen.com/au/en/insights/report/2018/screen-time-still-an-australian-pastime/
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
Another one for the Pig Keg files...

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-20/scott-morrison-sports-grants-lilli-pilli/11881578
  ANR Deputy Commissioner

This will be the death of 1000 cuts for the LNP,  and Morrison. It is hanging around like a bad smell.

The accounts have been audited, and a problem was found and reported.

Some corrective action is required.

Taxpayers should demand it regardless of political affiliation.
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
It has emerged today that Senator Bridget McKenzie gave a $36,000 grant to a clay shooting club, that she was a member of, oh dear!! if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it's a duck!!
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Morrison has asked his department to investigate whether McKenzie breached ministerial standards, which I would guess is best interpreted as saying she's resigning on Friday (a good time to 'take out the trash' with a long weekend coming up).
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
Word around is that McKenzie will be dumped tomorrow, a cabinet meeting is taking place now, or has done this morning to discuss it.
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

Obviously the issue is getting a bit too close to the PM. Someone has to take the fall. A need to spend more time with the family, and smelling the Lilli Pilli.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

Obviously the issue is getting a bit too close to the PM. Someone has to take the fall. A need to spend more time with the family, and smelling the Lilli Pilli.
kitchgp
McKenzie will be the fall guy for a scheme that was cooked up by ScoMo and cabinet. He he that dumb smeg can take the blame.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Word around is that McKenzie will be dumped tomorrow, a cabinet meeting is taking place now, or has done this morning to discuss it.
lsrailfan
SCOMO's father died, so perhaps he might be out of action for a few days to progress anything work related.
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: I was here first. You're only visiting.
Word around is that McKenzie will be dumped tomorrow, a cabinet meeting is taking place now, or has done this morning to discuss it.
SCOMO's father died, so perhaps he might be out of action for a few days to progress anything work related.
RTT_Rules
I wonder if Alan Jones will suggest that he died of shame?
  ANR Deputy Commissioner

Obviously the issue is getting a bit too close to the PM. Someone has to take the fall. A need to spend more time with the family, and smelling the Lilli Pilli.
McKenzie will be the fall guy for a scheme that was cooked up by ScoMo and cabinet. He he that dumb smeg can take the blame.

https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/bridget-mckenzies-resignation-over-sports-grants-scandal-wont-fix-anything/news-story/00f0713cb6fbac75c97f9f1df37ce55e#.cn6rq
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
Word around is that McKenzie will be dumped tomorrow, a cabinet meeting is taking place now, or has done this morning to discuss it.
SCOMO's father died, so perhaps he might be out of action for a few days to progress anything work related.
I wonder if Alan Jones will suggest that he died of shame?
DirtyBallast
If this was a Labor PM embroiled in such a controversy imagine the smeg comments from 2GB/Sky/NewsCorpse.

Scotty from Marketing will do what he has done throughout the bushfire crisis and wait until the tide of public opinion kicks him.

These days politicians know that as long as they weather the storm they'll probably survive. There is no personal integrity, no accountability. You don't even need to be clever about it. Get caught out, just hang on.
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
Just waiting until the close of business today.... anyway, if she doesn't get the boot now, when Parliament comes back, the heat will be well and truly on Morrison to dump her!

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