What has gone wrong with Malcolm Turnbull’s NBN?

In a column in The Drum on the ABC, Paddy Manning comments that

‘Malcolm Turnbull’s version of the NBN is proving to be much more expensive to deliver than was originally hoped. Remember that the only merit of Turnbull’s “multi-technology mix” (MTM) was that it would be cheaper to build …’

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John Laurence Menadue is the publisher of Pearls & Irritations. He has had a distinguished career both in the private sector and in the Public Service.

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1 Response to What has gone wrong with Malcolm Turnbull’s NBN?

  1. Avatar John Thompson says:

    The scale of expenditure of this project and its future impact on Australia means that of all the matters that warrant an investigation by a Royal Commission, the NBN should have one. The Royal Commissions into unions and into the home insulation scheme are small beer in the scheme of things compared to the NBN. I think such an enquiry may help to establish some necessary measures of transparency when government undertakes future major projects like this.

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