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New South Wales' local government elections aren't the forum for massive IT&T debates, but the Greens have at least given technologists something to sway their votes with a promise to introduce free WiFi in the City of Sydney and adjoining Marrickville local government area. The Greens' plan calls for the City of Sydney to …

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And the Greens wonder why people see them as latte sipping metro hypocrites... Sure... let's give free WiFi to the centre of the CBD... it's not like there is a plethora of WiFi already there... It's not like those dirty people the "rural" areas might be better served by the funding...

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WTF?

The Green Councillors are looking out for who they represent....

... and who they represent are the citizens of inner-city Marrickville. Yes, it would be lovely to have Wi-Fi in the bush, but the Councillors wouldn't be able to do anything about it because it's not in their power to do so. That would be a decision for the relevant local governments, the state or the federal government.

Or to put it another way: Boris Johnson's the mayor of London, is he not? Imagine if he started talking about free Wi-Fi in Manchester or Glasgow. I don't think it would go down well, even if free Wi-Fi is a good thing.

I think you've confused the Green movement with the Australian Greens (a political party which is trying to increase its representation).

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They have forgotten the TINSTAAFL Law - AGAIN!

Ther Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.

Someone has to pay for it. Eventually it will be the ratepayers.

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