The Distillery: Quigley's long goodbye

Scribes mull over Mike Quigley's exit from NBN Co, which one says could only have happened without Stephen Conroy as communications minister.

NBN Co chief executive Mike Quigley has won a lot of respect from business commentators for his handling of a flawed project amid an unstable government. But the fact still remains – the national broadband network is still delayed and the Coalition has big plans to make it smaller if it wins the upcoming election.

Fairfax’s Malcolm Maiden addresses the obvious question of whether Quigley was pushed or whether he jumped.


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