MEDIA RELEASE - PM DODGES QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF HFC - 26 MARCH 2018

The Prime Minister’s bad day continued in Question Time today when he refused to answer questions about the future of his HFC rollout.

When asked whether NBN planned to dump parts of the HFC network the Prime Minister stood up, delivered a twenty second sermon on the meaning of HFC, then promptly sat down.

HFC stands for Hybrid Fibre Coax, and the coaxial cable is made out of copper”, Mr Turnbull opined.

The newfound brevity was unexpected given the Prime Minister’s rambling response to questions about his 29th consecutive Newspoll loss at a morning press conference.

There is no escaping the fact the over-budget and underperforming HFC rollout is letting Australians down.

Survey data from NBNCo has reported that, as of December 2017, less than 1 in 4 Australians on HFC would recommend the NBN to their friends or family.

It has been 120 days since the HFC rollout halt was announced. Australians impacted by the unexpected delays deserve greater transparency about what comes next.