Senate debates

Thursday, 24 March 2011

National Broadband Network Companies Bill 2010; Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures — Access Arrangements) Bill 2011

In Committee

8:35 pm

Photo of Barnaby JoyceBarnaby Joyce (Queensland, National Party, Leader of The Nationals in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

You cannot get more simple than an answer which was either going to be yes, the taxpayer picks up the bill, or no, they do not. You cannot get anything simpler than that, Minister. You have two options. You have a 50 per cent chance of getting the answer right even if you know nothing, but you will not give the answer. You obviously have no idea of how much the entity is actually borrowing.

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