NBN - "Nationalisation" of the wholesale telecommunications industry. Why? Cause the Pollies threw a fit when Telsra told them who controlled telecommunications in Australia, It wasn't them.
Blame the Libs? They simply sold off what Labor had structured for sale back in Beazly's day.
A government organisation dedicated to screwing its workforce, told to act as a private business and given monopoly control over the local loop. Things went to hell. Then they were sold off.
Competition in Australia? Only after Telstra has taken its protection off the top, and won't be until the NBN gets established.
Then the NBN will be the new monopoly, told to get ready for privatisation. GOTO BEGIN_RANT
$35900000000.00 estimated build cost. If you could stack $1 coins in a single column and put a satellite on top you could either stick three geostationary satellites up or something a quarter of the way to the moon.
Stephen Conroy has already signed a quarter of that to go to Telstra. How dare they tell him where to go! Good on ya Steve! You show 'em!