As an Optus and Medibank customer, I must have read thousands of words on the ‘hacks’. Thankfully, you cut through all the BS in your open letter to Financial Services Minister Stephen Jones offering a sensible solution. But I think you got played. You do realise that his response to you – “Sounds good. We’ll take a look.” – was a total fob-off!?
I have very low expectations when it comes to politicians … especially when I’m arguing against the financial interests of three multi-billion-dollar credit bureaus that employ expensive lobbyists. Still, if the Minister doesn’t have the cojones to stare down the lobbyists and stand up for the people who elected him, well, I think he’ll be the one who ultimately gets played.