NBN audit finds policy was “rushed and inadequate”

NBN audit finds policy was “rushed and inadequate”

An independent review of the former Labor government’s National Broadband Network¬† has found the formation of the policy was rushed and inadequate.

The Abbott Government appointed former Telstra Director Bill Scales to investigate the processes that led to Labor’s NBN policy, between 2008 and 2010.

The audit has been released this morning, finding the company responsible for the project, now called NBN Co, was not fit for purpose, and was not given clear operating instructions.

Mr Scales has also ruled the problems in the initial setup of the NBN had “a long-lasting and detrimental effect on its operations” and roll out.

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has labelled the policy ” the most reckless commitment of Commonwealth funds in our history”.

But Labor’s Communications Spokesperson Jason Clare says the report is politically motivated, and not accurate, saying Labor is the only party dedicated to building the real National Broadband Network.

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