MICHELLE ROWLAND MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS
MEMBER FOR GREENWAY
NBN WILL NOW COST $57 BILLION, DEPARTMENT ADMITS
Departmental officials have today confirmed the cost of the NBN has blown out to $57 billion under the Morrison Government.
In 2013, the Liberals promised their inferior multi-technology mix would cost $29.5 billion. That increased to $41 billion in 2014, to $49 billion in 2016, to $51 billion in 2018.
Under questioning by Senator Green, officials did their best to avoid confirming the figure which Minister Fletcher had tried to conceal from the Corporate Plan.
It is now $57 billion.
Under the watchful eyes of Turnbull, Fifield and Fletcher, Australians have been saddled with an inferior NBN that costs more and does less than the original fibre plan.
WEDNESDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2020