The Distillery: Fibre glass houses

Jotters assess Malcolm Turnbull's attempt to tactfully criticise the NBN project as he awaits word from Ziggy Switkowski.

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is trying to avoid a run-in with the NBN Co board as he awaits word from Ziggy Switkowski on the company’s precise situation. Then there’s a very distracting confrontation with Telstra that he’d similarly prefer to dodge. Australia’s business commentators dissect our country’s largest infrastructure project with fresh eyes as the Coalition looks to shape the fibre in its own image.

Fairfax’s Malcolm Maiden says it makes sense to slow the NBN down while the Coalition gathers all evidence required to determine just how it would change it.



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