Senate debates

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Questions without Notice

National Broadband Network

2:25 pm

Photo of Mitch FifieldMitch Fifield (Victoria, Liberal Party, Manager of Government Business in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

I can. Just as when it comes to energy we are technology agnostic, when it comes to the NBN we are also technology agnostic. I have said to colleagues before that former Senator Conroy had what I would characterise as a theological approach to the rollout of the NBN. We are taking a technology approach. The great news is, because we use the technology that makes sense in a given area, because our mandate regarding the NBN is to roll it out as soon as possible and at lowest cost, the NBN will be completed, is on track to be completed, and is on budget to be completed by 2020. That is six to eight years sooner than would have been the case under those opposite and at $30 billion less cost—finished sooner, at less cost, on time, on budget.

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Tibor Majlath
Posted on 10 Feb 2017 11:37 am (Report this comment)

I was promised that the NBN would be installed in mid-2016. Still waiting.

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