The end of the line for Conroy?

Stephen Conroy's 'crash or crash-through' approach to media reform, along with NBN shortfalls and failure to keep Kevin Rudd down, have brought his government to the brink.

There are three things Communiations Minister Stephen Conroy is focused on right now: that enough of the NBN is rolled out to prevent an Abbott government 'ripping it up' in 2014; that Australia's media/journalism industry pulls its socks up; and that Kevin Rudd is not returned to the lodge.

On all counts he is on the brink of defeat, and the Gillard government along with him.

While that might evoke a degree of back-slapping congratulations in some quarters, confusing the fate of Senator Conroy with the fate of Australia is a mistake.

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