Senate debates

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Questions without Notice


Photo of Stephen ConroyStephen Conroy (Victoria, Australian Labor Party, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

Mr Turnbull told us to look at the UK. Mr Turnbull told us to look at New Zealand. We have seen that both of those countries are turning to fibre to the premises. But Mr Turnbull did not mention France. You might ask why he did not mention France, because France is building a fibre-to-the-home network to 15 million French citizens by 2020. Does Mr Turnbull know about France? Let me turn to Mr Turnbull's declaration of interests, which he has just released about his personal investments. Did he invest in British Telecom? No. Has he invested in New Zealand Telecom's Chorus? No. Did he invest in French Telecom and its fibre-to-the-home network? Yes. Mr Turnbull knows a business when he sees it, but what he should be doing is putting his mouth where his money is—in fibre to the home. (Time expired)


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