What input Erwin & readers has the Telecommunications Ombudsman had …

Comment on Telstra service horrendous, says Alice farm area resident by Mark Wilson.

What input Erwin & readers has the Telecommunications Ombudsman had in all of this? It’s a most unsatisfactory situation. Telstra has us by the “short curlies” and knows it. “Help” lines from Manilla are always sugar-coated (the girls are so lovely: Have you visited the Philippines? seems a common question. Hey thought I was calling for phone / data services not a travel agency).
These calls have never yet solved any of my concerns. I (we) pay Telstra a heap more money for mobile data than other carriers and still have to put up with this crap. Shocking Telstra! Makes you wonder how those in the new subdivision will cope.

Recent Comments by Mark Wilson

‘Voter apathy greatest threat to Territory democracy’
Seriously, it is government, or more particularly politicians who put at risk the very essence of our democracy.
Politicians listen to their constituents once every electoral cycle, when they need our vote!
After that they pretty much run their own and their party’s agendas. Any wonder there is public apathy and cynicism. Quite why the Commissioner is surprised simply amazes me.
If Australia had the Swiss system where citizen initiated referenda occur up to four times a year then we would have a much higher form of true direct democracy with less influence by lobbyists (often retired politicians) and special interest groups on the political process.
However, the Swiss system requires a much more involved and educated populace.
Here we rely on compulsory voting to suggest “authenticity” and authority to the electoral process. Sadly the writer, Iain Loganathan of the NT Electoral Commission, relies too much on enrolment numbers as an end in itself.


Hall of Fame has to pay for manager the government appointed
Soy Sauce Sally and her mob will bring us all down.
Time for a good ol’ fashioned tar and feathering. Can I sell tickets?


Despite clear leads, no-one was punished for making this mess
Our government agencies would rather harass the Road Transport Hall of Fame out of town than bring these cockroaches and maggots to heel. Yes Chris, cockroaches like the dark.


Soy sauce now only from a bottlo
Fantastic news! This could prove the first win for our Liquor Commission. We can all sleep soundly knowing that no one intoxicated by soy sauce will be invading our homes and running amok.


‘Gunner the Betrayer’
Bruce, some people would sell their own mother if there was a buck in it.
Many of these decisions, with I fear worse to come, both Territory and Federal, are being made for budget bottom lines at the expense of long term national needs. It’s the consequence of governments being in heavy structural deficit.


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