Turnbull's birthday cake moment

The communications minister insists that the approach taken to identify areas with poor access in the MyBroadband website is valid. But access doesn't mean quality.

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull’s response to our criticism of the MyBroadband website was an eye opener of sorts, given that it highlighted the lengths to which the Coalition government is willing to push the envelope when it comes to the National Broadband Network.  

The minister’s insistence that we accept the approach used to portray the state of broadband services by MyBroadband isn’t surprising. But that doesn’t mean he is right.

Turnbull’s birthday cake moment



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