Turnbull rings in a user-pays revolution

The Coalition's fibre-to-the-node policy signals the start of a new era in which communities will have to substantially assist governments in funding better infrastructure and services.

Malcolm Turnbull’s national broadband policy has a significant feature that highlights an important and growing change in Australia – communities and individuals are going to have to pay if they want better infrastructure or services.

Under the Turnbull plan rather than having high speed broadband passing my home I may have to pay to bring high-speed broadband to my home from the nearby ‘node’.

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