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NBN blowout

Posted by: 4bc.com.au | 13 January, 2012 - 2:13 PM
Malcolm Turnbull

4BC Drive: In addition to a growing list of NBN budget blowouts, it has now been reported that 1/10 NBN Co workers have been issued American Express corporate credit cards. Shadow Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull, gives his comment.

Blog comments Your Say

  • Capital can flow from contury to contury, unfettered at all.Labour should have the same right.Let anyone who wants to come and live here.I'd also suggest we set up quick process centres in Pakistan and other major refugee areas to fly whoever wants to here.I think the Libs are drum beating racism, and Labor is softly whistling.Great recessions see class polarisation and the ruling clique often respond with racism as a diversion from real problems.Our contury is a colonial settler state founded on anti-aboriginal racism. Our federation was based on a grand compromise between labour and capital protection, arbitration and white Australia.Those founding principles' flow through many sectors and attract some of the alienated working class.A trade union movement that fought for jobs and living standards would drive this nonsense into the abyss of contempt.

    Kazeem Sunday 10 June, 2012 - 1:36 PM
  • More disgusting Labor Govt waste on the fraudulent Carbon Tax SCAM:

    Labor Carbon Waste Scam Saturday 21 January, 2012 - 12:53 AM
  • What a load of crap by the taxpayer funded Getup Labor Propaganda Department by Bob Lord/John of Caloundra and by the SAME moron.
    The NBN by the untrustworthy Conroy will cost closer to $90 Billion dollars & will have very few takers signing up to it across Australia.
    This is another absolute monumental failure by the corrupt Slippery Labor Govt no one in Australia trusts.
    Counting the days to get rid of this self serving arrogant despicable inept deceitful rats of the Labor Alliance Party out of office.
    Most hated deceitful govt in our history.
    Lies and more waste repetitively.
    The Party of NO integrity and the loathing of the nation.
    LABOR RATS with their leader, NOT ours the very worst cunning RAT of all.
    The people WILL get rid of every single traitor to OUR nation!

    Slippery Labor Billion Dollar Failure AGAIN! Friday 20 January, 2012 - 9:37 PM
  • Senator Conroy stated on 7th September that "the NBN will provide a massive economic boost for the Australian economy, particularly in regional and remote communities."
    Well if you are looking for remote Julia Creek with a population of 500 between Mt Isa and Townsville is your piece de resistance and the Labor Party's NBN goes right under the town.

    The stoic remote town of Julia Creek, because it has a population of 500, does not qualify for the fibre optic service, even though it runs right under the town. The amazing vision of the Labor Party.
    The council has been told by NBN Co that it will cost them $1.14 million to connect and they should just wait for the wireless service.
    But why is it that the Town of 1770 with a population of just 80 does qualify for the fibre connection? Why are 30 other towns, many with much less than the magic 500 population figure, getting access to the fibre optic service?
    There is not much point to a railway line without railway stations.

    Richard Tuesday 17 January, 2012 - 9:45 AM
  • Richard: Everythings gone mobile wifi
    Reality: No it hasn't. Hard lines deliver the fastest speeds, and the most reliable service. Just ask one of those "geeks" you keep referring to.

    John of Caloundra Monday 16 January, 2012 - 5:56 PM
  • Phil, you are aware that the only areas that the NBN has thus far been rolled out is the northern tip of Tasmania, with a maximum reach of 4000?

    John of Caloundra Monday 16 January, 2012 - 2:22 PM

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