Malcolm Turnbull's call for a Productivity Commission cost-benefit study of the National Broadband Network was a waste of money, and Mr Turnbull was unlikely to support the roll-out even if such a report was positive, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy says.
The Senate's powerful standing committee on the Environment, Communications and the Arts will pursue details of the Government’s $25 million implementation study into the National Broadband Network during estimates hearings in Canberra next month.
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy this morning released the Federal Government’s Digital Economy Strategy, a document which aims to lay out a vision for how the nation will best take advantage of the Government’s flagship National Broadband Network project.
Simon Hackett has accused Communications Minister Stephen Conroy of again making factually incorrect statements about Internode's approach to the National Broadband Network, claiming Conroy hadn't even read some of Hackett's recent statements on the matter.
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy says the opposition of "selectively reading" an OECD report critical of the National Broadband Network and was using it as a "cloak to hide behind" in its political campaign to the delay the network roll-out.
Communications minister Stephen Conroy has come out swinging at arch rival Malcolm Turnbull, once again accusing him of economic vandalism and warning that early regional adopters of the National Broadband Network could be slugged with much higher prices if the Liberal’s alternative broadband network came to pass.
A war of words has erupted between Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Liberal Senator Guy Barnett, with the latter claiming the National Broadband Network rollout in his home state of Tasmania was taking longer than expected.
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has been caught out making a factually incorrect public statement about national broadband provider Internode, falsely claiming the company did not make a submission to the competition regulator's 2010 inquiry into the number of points of interconnect the National Broadband Network would need.