Labouring under an NBN cost curve

The slower than expected rollout of the national broadband network highlights the need for better industrial agreements contracts between contractors and unions. Otherwise, we all pay.

Although no one in government will ever admit it, the construction problems encountered by the national broadband network illustrate just how difficult and costly it is to build Australia infrastructure, mines and major commercial projects.

In a small way the government is being skewered by its own industrial relations mistakes.

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