NBN lessons in Abbott's PPL heresy

Despite the PPL scheme's critical flaws, Tony Abbott's approach on the issue has attempted a joined-up thinking that should be applauded, and remembered in NBN debates.

It's time to say something nice about Prime Minister Abbott's shelved $5.5 billion a year paid parental leave scheme.

While nearly all commentators have dismissed the scheme as being too expensive and offering limited benefits when compared to spending in areas such as childcare, there was a refreshing style of reasoning behind the scheme.

No, really. Hear me out.

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