House debates

Monday, 8 February 2016

Statements by Members

National Broadband Network

4:09 pm

Photo of Jill HallJill Hall (Shortland, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

The Turnbull government has been boasting about the rollout of its NBN. I am here today to report to it the abject failure of the NBN in the Shortland electorate. Since December last year we have discussed putting out the front of our office the sign 'NBN Complaints Office'. People have been complaining about having their services disconnected with no new service being connected and about appointment after appointment being cancelled. They have complained about the failure of the NBN and the provider to communicate with each other. Even worse, this government, the Turnbull government, promised people a fast NBN. I have news for those on the other side of the House: people in Shortland electorate signed up for downloads of 100 megabits an hour but are regularly getting only four and nine megabits. The government is duping the people of Australia. The Prime Minister was the communications minister when he promised Australians a very fast broadband. He has not delivered. He has failed the Australian people. That will put Australia back in the dark ages.