Good morning, early birds. NBN CEO Bill Morrow has warned the company will struggle to ever make a profit (as it is required to do), and New South Wales and Victoria top the states' economic scorecard. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
If things weren't already terrible for the government on marriage equality, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister are front and centre in two other big problems.
The national broadband network does not belong to millionaire bureaucrats or Liberal MPs. It belongs to you, the taxpayer, and you have the right to demand better.
Counting down the six best-paid public servants in Australia.
Our government sure is on the ball when it comes to outsourcing responsibility.
Yes, the company rolling out the NBN is buying a lot of copper. But it's not because it has to replace Telstra's old copper because it is not up to the task, OK? Jeez!
The government's hand-picked NBN CEO has used US court proceedings against him to refuse to answer serious questions about events that led to the deaths of nine people.