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

9:34 pm

Photo of Mary FisherMary Fisher (SA, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

Sorry; my apologies. I got that wrong. You are extending an eight-year plan. I sorted that out without even hearing you, Minister, through the hubbub around you. Okay, so you are extending an eight-year plan to a 9½-year plan. That is an extra year and a half out of eight years, and 1.5 over eight does not make an extra three per cent. You are saying that you need an extra year and a half to cope with an additional three per cent—to go from 90 per cent to 93 per cent. That does not really add up for me, even taking into account the greenfield sites. If that is the rationale—

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