It’s election day today. Two federal elections ago I wished for high speed national broadband network (NBN); In the last federal election I lampooned the coalition’s fibre to the node (FTTN) solution in favour of Labor’s fibre to the premises (FTTP) solution, but I’ve come to realise that it’s an argument over nothing. Literally nothing. For six years on, this is the status of the NBN in my area:
Still despite the incredible dullness of the campaign, and the ordinary options before us, there are few things to be thankful for in this election:
- With the recent changes to Senate voting procedures I only had to number 6 squares above the line in order to vote for my preferences, instead of 154 squares below the line.
- Apart from a vestigial Queen in a ceremonial role, Australia mostly sorted out the whole leaving Europe thing 115 years ago.
- No matter who wins today, Donald Trump won’t be the leader of Australia.