You would think that after his disastrous episode this week where he alleged that iiNet was in support of the Government's internet filtering project, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy would be vetting his public statements a little more carefully.
When it comes to matters economic, the cultural cringe is alive and well. Australians lack confidence in ourselves and our own inventiveness. We see our country's rightful place as a follower of international trends, never a leader of them. We seek the approval of foreigners and fear their disapprobation.