Revealed: how a crafty Labor move on the NBN is being used to win over voters
It seemed like an innocuous amendment to an obscure piece of legislation.
But when Labor in May 2020 quietly amended a government bill on funding for NBN Co’s regional expansion, the opposition was actually laying the groundwork for a policy it hoped could win over crucial city voters in the federal election, which was then two years away.
Now, a week out from polling day, a Labor source has revealed for the first time the lengths the party went to in order to develop its National Broadband Network policy.
When it comes to the NBN, data is always key.
Labor wanted to know, once the network rollout was completed in 2020, what improvements could be made. Specifically, the opposition was keen to upgrade as many homes as possible from fibre-to-the-node …
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