It has become clear that, if the Coalition is elected, we will immediately go back to the IT and telecommunications policy vacuum of the Howard years.
In terms of telecommunications, the Howard government did absolutely nothing for the Australian people for 10 years.
We watched as one clueless, incompetent minister after another (remember Alston and Coonan?) washed their hands of telecommunications and expected the private sector to miraculously produce good broadband. It was never going to happen and we ended up with nothing. We became a technological backwater. The ministerial cluelessness was a laughing stock for the rest of the world.
Elect the Coalition and even if you are lucky enough to see FTTN in your area, you will be expected to put up with massive wireless congestion which will be worse than ADSL2.
To get a reliable fibre connection, you are going to have to pay $5,000+ to some slick, fast money ISP to lay the cable to your house.
Oh, and if you live in a country area, tough luck.