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Extra: Malcolm Turnbull opens NICTA Techfest 2015

Malcolm TurnbullThis Corrupted Nerds: Extra podcast brings you a speech by Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s Minister for Communications, and potential contender for the Prime Ministership. He’s a hot political topic in Australia right now.

The speech itself was given to open the NICTA Techfest 2015, NICTA being Australia’s largest ICT research organisation. There’s plenty of motherhood statements about creating a more technological future for Australia — and a big plug for Germany’s approach to developing an agile technological future.

But it’s perhaps more interesting because it’s effectively another instalment in Turnbull’s ongoing softly-softly job interview in front of Australian voters.

The recording also includes the brief doorstop press conference held immediately after the speech, during which I ask a couple of questions, which in turn raised the story of King Cnut.

There were also questions about NICTA losing its government funding, and Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN).

This material was recorded on 20 February 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

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