Mystery sign-language witness at Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network
Sunday, 29 December 2013
On 17 December 2013 the Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network took evidence in Sydney. The Committee is chaired by the intellect/wisdom/mysticism made incarnate, Senator (TheHon) Stephen Conroy.
At page 72 of the Hansard record of proceedings someone fell asleep, probably the Hansard reporter. I'm not suggesting it was the fault of the Hansard reporter - rather it was the Chair who communed with but did not recognise the contribution of sign-language-man giving evidence from down the back by the drinks table.
Our reader KM saw sign-boy with the full-blown cut-throat, hanky, get jacket on etc messages apparently meant for an unresponsive chair.
Signo-man eventually got the message across, for on the very next page of the Hansard, there's puppet-man Conkers pulling up stumps and thanking everyone for their help.
So who is mystery sign language man, so capable of causing the light-declaration that saw a draw in the Turnbull/Conroy NBN Test?