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Posted by: Justina Spencer
Kevin Rudd jubilantly announces that an extra $800 million from the commonwealth had secured the states' agreement to the federal Government's education revolution to supply children from Year 9 to Year 12 with their own laptops in school. Hang on a minute, this was not a breakthrough but a giant budgetary miscalculation by Rudd when Opposition leader, wholeheartedly embraced by Gillard, neither of whom had anticipated the ongoing costs to state governments of maintaining the computers.
Source: The Australian (SYD-AUS) | Published: November 30th, 2008

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