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I told you there would be nothing but “confusion and delay”

Labor’s NBN is damned by the latest review:

“By contrast, with NBN Mark I, the public policy process for developing NBN Mark II was rushed, chaotic and inadequate,” it says.

The plan got just 11 weeks’ consideration and “there is no evidence that a full range of options was seriously considered”.

“There was no business case or any cost-benefit analysis, or independent studies of the policy undertaken, with no clear operating instructions provided to this completely new government business enterprise, within a legislative and regulatory framework still undefined, and without any consultation with the wider community,” the report says.

In other findings, the audit says full cabinet did not consider the policy until very early on the April 2009 morning it was announced, and its role was to “rubber-stamp” a decision by the strategic priorities and budget committee of ­cabinet.

It also revealed that public servants had “difficulty” in having their “voice” heard on many of the most important policy matters related to Labor’s NBN policy, often finding their advice was ignored or that they were excluded from ­contributing.

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Ah How I remember the many minions of the left were singing the praises of the NBN MK2, the problem for them was/is that what they were really praising was the idea and the dream of super-fast internet even though the reality had turned into a nightmare of confusion and delay that would vex any engine.

Cheers Comrades



  1. Ray Dixon says:

    Great. We’re nearly 12 months into a new Government and they’re still acting like they’re in Opposition nitpicking Labor’s policies and initiatives. When exactly will Abbott and his band of Coalition do-nothings do something, Iain? When?

  2. Iain Hall says:

    As I always say its better to take you time and do things right the first time than to follow the ALP example and end up over promising and under delivering because that is precisely what this report into the NBN shows them doing , in spades.

  3. Ray Dixon says:

    Well they’re certainly “taking their time” in coming up with a workable Budget, Iain. And how’s that debt going? Are they making any inroads there yet?

  4. Iain Hall says:

    Small problems with the senate happen to be in play Ray however people are still getting paid and the government are still governing..

  5. Ray Dixon says:

    Yes, this is the sound of the Coalition “governing”, Iain:


    Asleep at the wheel.

  6. Iain Hall says:

    Better asleep at the wheel than driving us over a financial cliff like the ALP Ray

  7. GD says:

    And how’s that debt going? Are they making any inroads there yet?

    Ray, again you mention the debt that Labor left yet somehow regard it as a fault of the Libs. Back when Labor was in power you reckoned it was of no concern, that other nations had bigger debts. Now you predictably bleat about reducing that same debt immediately.

    Is it now a problem, yet wasn’t when Labor was in power?

    btw Iain, great ‘falling off the cliff’ video. It says a heck of a lot about the Rudd/Gillard government.

  8. Ray Dixon says:

    I’ll say it again, GD:

    It’s you and the Coalition who said our debt was a problem, not me. Yet under the Coalition, the net govt debt has gone up substantially and there is no tangible plan to bring it down. It certainly WILL be a problem if it gets to the new ceiling they’ve introduced, being $500 billion. Being double the debt they started with.

    Now maybe you can answer this question:

    How is the Coalition going with reducing the debt that they moaned & bitched about for so long?


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