May 3, 2016

NBN gets a parting gift but can ask for more

The funding arrangement raises an interesting proposition for Labor in this election year.

Josh Taylor — Journalist

Josh Taylor


The government will invest another $8.8 billion in the rollout of the National Broadband Network in 2016-17, bringing the total investment in the project to $29.5 billion.


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One thought on “NBN gets a parting gift but can ask for more

  1. Dog's Breakfast

    Well, the $29.5b cap was entirely arbitrary anyway, has no cost/benefit behind it, and if it did the government would be investing the totality of costs.

    If they don’t, I hope my superannuation body will be lining up to throw dollars at it. This will pay off in spades.

    But it was never about investment and agility and future-proofing, was it. The LNP response was always politics, ideology, and a whacking large dose of stupidity.

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